5 Cleveland hikes you can't miss

It's getting warmer, which means you can finally get outside. But what to do?

Why not go for a hike? Not sure where to go? Joe Baur has the answer for you.

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He has written "Best Hikes Near Cleveland," a guide containing 40 hikes within an hour's drive. See five of his hikes in the slideshow above. Find out more about these hikes -- and check out the other 35 -- by picking the guide, which can be purchased at regional bookstores and online retailers.

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The book also includes a series of urban hikes that encourages readers to take public transportation to respective trailheads. Ohio City, downtown, Tremont and Little Italy are just a selection of urban hikes that take readers through the streets of Cleveland.

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"Cleveland does not necessarily have a reputation for walkable neighborhoods and great hikes," says Baur, who admits he grew up relatively ignorant of Northeast Ohio's outdoor opportunities. "So it was important for me to show locals and visitors alike that our city is inherently walkable and that historically local leaders emphasized the importance of the outdoors through the creation of the Cleveland Metroparks."

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For more information, you can visit Baur's website at JoeBaur.com.


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