Cleveland, Ohio comes about its nickname, “The Forest City”, honestly and provides plenty of opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors. These days, families are trying to embrace the outdoors and enjoy it as much as possible. Teaching children love and respect for nature is important and Cleveland is the perfect place to do so, whether you are vacationing there or a resident. Within the State Parks system there are hundreds of miles of trails. Whether your choice be hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, or just enjoying an afternoon in the sun, you can find a place to do so almost anywhere around the city. It is marvelous to get yourself lost in the woods with only your backpack, yet be so close to such a major city. There are over fourteen miles of parks within the Cleveland Lakefront and Headlands Beach State Parks that provide opportunity for fishing, boating, swimming, and just enjoying the outdoors on the shores of the Great Lakes. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a major tourist attraction, bringing people to the city to find the beauty of nature without the hike to get there. Bring the family to Hershey’s Children’s Garden for a magical experience unlike anything they have had before. A one-of-a-kind sensory experience for children and adults alike is sure to please. Cleveland Metroparks has over sixty miles of paved trails, perfect for biking, skating, and walking, located throughout the entire city. This is a perfect way to go sightseeing without being confined to an automobile for the entire afternoon. Cleveland can provide endless natural entertainment for people of all ages. An exciting learning experience is just around the corner, from the Great Lakes to the State Parks. Tourists and locals will not fail to see the beauty nature offers in this wonderful city.