There are those who call Cleveland, Ohio, "the mistake on the lake," referring to Lake Erie. And it's true, Cleveland has had a tough time of it, going from a huge manufacturing center to the heart of the rust belt. But you don't get to your third century without having a fighting spirit, and Cleveland has a lot of that.
So, Cleveland is coming back, emerging from the bad time and the bad jokes. Today, there's a bunch to see and do in Cleveland. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame comes to mind, of course, as does Progressive Field, where the Cleveland Indians play ball and the Great Lakes Brewing Company.
But one of the coolest attractions in the is one you may have never heard of. Frohring Meadows, in the wonderfully named Chagrin Falls, Ohio is a nice piece of nature only thirty miles outside of Cleveland. The area is a 300 acre of wilderness, 200 of which is open prairie.
The rest of the land is covered in woodlands and wetlands. There's miles of trails throughout the park, both paved and gravel. There are even some elevated wood trails through the swampy areas. In addition to walking and hiking, the park has a lot of outdoor activities.
For instance, there are plenty of picnic facilities and a butterfly garden. You can do everything from bird watching to cross-country skiing, and you can do it all with your dog as long as they are on a leash. A visit to Frohring Meadows is fun for both you and your dog.
But if you want to see your puppy truly ecstatic, make sure to stop by the off-leash area the park has set up. It's two acres of open space, surrounded by tall grass. There are a few benches for people, but beyond that, it's all about the puppies. It's a great capper to an excellent dog's day.
If you go to Frohring Meadows, be sure to bring plenty of dog bags and water. You should also bring a water bowl for your buddy. There are plenty of trash cans around to dispose of your dog waste, and there are a number of fountains, but there's not a lot of conveniences just for dogs. You have to bring your own.