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10 Great Pleasure Hikes in the U.S.A.

Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others. If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the woods—here are ten great places to start, from Florida to Washington State.

I Heart My National Park: Cuyahoga Valley

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Crisscrossed by roads and freeways, encompassing towns, private attractions, and city parks, Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park is hardly comparable to the vast wilderness parks of the American West. But opportunities for personal reflection abound here, too. Cuyahoga Valley features secluded trails through rugged gorges that seem far removed from civilization; vistas of tree-covered hills where the urban world is out of sight; marshes where beaver, herons, and wood ducks thrive. Here’s a look at Ohio’s only national park through interpretive ranger Rebecca Jones Macko’s unique lens.

I Heart My City: Joe’s Cleveland

Joe Baur is a writer and filmmaker with a passion for travel, craft beer, and adventure. His work has taken him all over the world, but for this Cleveland native, there’s nothing better than coming home. Here are a few of Joe’s favorite things about the pride of Ohio, the Forest City.

Old McDonald Had a Mall

Introducing the Eco Village: A Cleveland Mall that takes the notion of a food court to a new level. When Vicky Poole, marketing manager at Cleveland’s Erieview shopping mall, was thinking about how she could rebuild and reuse the abandoned space in the mall’s glass-enclosed galleria, she had green on her mind, and it wasn’t…

Cleveland Rocks

Popular culture has done Cleveland a disservice. Most of its references to the city are negative: Drew Carey’s “Cleveland Rocks” anthem did little more than reinforce stuffy mid-Western stereotypes; basketball star Lebron James is from there, but can’t ever seem to stop talking about leaving town; David Foster Wallace used it as the ideal-because-it-isn’t-ideal setting…

Cleveland: Green City?

Forty years ago, Cleveland’s river burned. Literally. The Cuyahoga River, which winds through Cleveland and Akron, was once one of the most polluted rivers in the United States, having caught fire more than a dozen times since 1868. When it burned in 1969, Time magazine described the Cuyahoga (which means “crooked river” in Iroquois) as…