The snow has finally melted and spring is upon us. After a long winter, it’s nice to get outside with your dog for some fresh air and exercise. The Cleveland area has so many outstanding parks to walk with your pooch. Grab your sneakers and Fido’s leash and get ready to explore the beauty of nature. Here are some of the best parks to walk your dog in Cleveland. If you are looking for more than this top five list, be sure to check out the Best Dog Walking Trails in Cleveland.Chagrin River Park
Chagrin River Park is a part of the Lake Metroparks and provides six different trails for walking your dog. This 237-acre park has over three miles of trail and is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Woodland Run Trail and Songbird Loop Trail provide access to the Chagrin River so your dog can grab a drink from the river or jump in for a swim. There are three separate entrances to the park, so be sure to visit the Lake Metroparks website to see which entrance is most convenient for you.Lakewood Park
Lakewood Park is one of the most picturesque parks in Northeast, Ohio. This 31-acre lakefront park is a beautiful place to visit with your pup any time of year. It has the best of both worlds for dog walkers – open fields for running and fetch and trails for a more steady walk. Enjoy views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline as you spend some time with your pet. Lakewood Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.The Gorge Metropark
The Gorge Metropark is a 155-acre park within the Summit County Metroparks. The Gorge offers three different trails to choose from, ranging in difficulty from moderate to difficult. Glens Trail, Gorge Trail and Highbridge Trail are all open daily from 6 a.m. to sunset. The Glens and Gorge Trail are 1.8 miles long and the Highbridge Trail is 3.2 miles. If you and your four-legged friend want to explore the Mary Campbell Cave, Gorge trail is the only one that provides access to it.Happy Days, Ledges, And Pines
This two-mile loop trail was named best trail in Cleveland, Ohio by AllTrails. It’s considered an easy hike that is appropriate for all skill levels. The trail begins and ends at Happy Days Visitor Center where you can find information about the area and various trails. Sandstone ledges and the Ice Box cave adorn the trail, making it an appealing place to walk with your dog. All dogs must be on a leash while visiting.