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Backpacking Trips Within 3 Hours of CLE

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – when you think of Cleveland, “nature” is probably not the first word that springs to mind. Nonetheless, I will continue to try to find places to commune with nature near “the 216.”

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How to Commune with Nature in Cleveland

“Nature” is probably not the first word that comes to mind when you think of Cleveland. You’re more likely to think of a rust-belt, industrial city. Or maybe LeBron James. But if you spend a little time here, you’ll learn that there’s a lot of ways to get outside within 60 minutes of downtown.

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On Becoming an Aspiring Outdoor Educator

I have come to realize the transformative power  of time in nature. My first taste came when I took my daughter for a short hike near Squire’s Castle in the Cleveland MetroParks. She was 4. It was just a walk in the…

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