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Cleveland Metroparks opens new Gorge Loop Trail in Brecksville Reservation

Natural surface trail provides first-time access to Chippewa Creek Gorge
 

October 7, 2021: Cleveland Metroparks celebrated the opening of a new natural surface trail in Brecksville Reservation that provides guests with first-time access down into the scenic Chippewa Creek Gorge. The new Gorge Loop trail and an upcoming nature play area will expand recreational opportunities in Cleveland Metroparks largest reservation.

The new Gorge Loop trail provides access into the Chippewa Creek Gorge that was previously inaccessible to the public due to its steep terrain. Two large rock staircases lead guests down nearly 100 feet in elevation into the deep gorge that was created by glaciers that once covered the area. The trail winds through Brecksville Reservation’s oak-hickory forest along the ridge top before it climbs down into the gorge and reveals the sights and sounds of Chippewa Creek.
 
“The Gorge Loop offers a first-time route down into the scenic Chippewa Creek Gorge where explorers can take-in the spectacular sights and sounds of Chippewa Creek,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “The addition of the new trail and upcoming Andrews Nature Play Area offer more opportunities to Find Your Path and get outdoors in nature this fall.”

The half-mile Gorge Loop can be accessed via the all purpose trail along Chippewa Creek Drive near the Harriet Keeler Picnic Area. The trail was designed and constructed by Cleveland Metroparks trails division using natural and locally-sourced stone and materials. Several overlooks and stone staircases were carefully hand constructed using traditional building techniques inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration (WPA). A generous gift from the Brown and Kunze Foundation and contributions from private individuals provided support for the Gorge Loop.
 
Cleveland Metroparks also announced that a new half-acre nature play area in Brecksville Reservation is expected to open later this fall. Andrews Nature Play Area will feature nature-based play structures including a hillside slide, wood bridge, climbing structures and swings. The play area was funded through the support of a generous donation.
 
Cleveland Metroparks continues to improve access and connections through its expansive trail network across the Emerald Necklace, including the recent completion of the Red Line Greenway, Whiskey Island Trail, Wendy Park Bridge and more. Guests can download the free 
Cleveland Metroparks mobile app to explore new trails across the Emerald Necklace.

 

More details available at www.clevelandmetroparks.com. 

 

 
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