Berea and the Cleveland Metroparks

This was definitely a fun hike.  We went through the metroparks, but there were also some areas that are technically not part of the metroparks, but are still just as neat.

We started off on some trails in the woods and also ended up going down around the creek.

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We ended up over by Wallace Lake.

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Then we found this little clearing surround by trees called the Music Mound.  It had a stone for a podium and stones for seats.  It also had a little stage area and lots of little paths behind it.

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We continued to explore the surrounding area.

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We found a really neat area by the creek.  Unfortunately, we were losing light, so the pictures were not coming out that great.  It was definitely getting a little creepy, but it was pretty awesome.

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We will definitely have to go back to this area during the day.  After this, we headed over to Coe Lake.

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By this time it was dark, so again, definitely need to go back while it is light out.  There are lots of forest paths around the lake and neat places to sit and enjoy the scenery.  There was also a gazebo that looked pretty cool from across the lake.

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What was also pretty cool about this hike was that all of these different areas were really close to each other.  It only took about five minutes of walking to get from one to the next, and maybe about ten minutes or so from Coe Lake to our car.  There is more to be explored and many places to revisit.  Definitely going back!

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