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Old 10-17-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Duluth...
It has a superior natural setting compared with almost any city in the Midwest.
100% in agreement. Probably one of the greatest elevation differentials of any city east of the Rockies.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Eau Claire for now
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I think Duluth is obviously hilly, And Eau Claire as well. But having been to La Crosse not much of the city at all is built on hills. Pretty much the flood plain of the Mississipi River. Wausau is also a hilly city as well
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Default Clevelands Rugged and Beautiful Terrain

Clevelands physical setting is widely varied. The further you travel away from the shores of Lake Erie, the higher the terrain becomes ... especially in the eastern portions of the city and far east suburbs.
Cleveland has many deep "canyons", ravines and gorges throughout it's city limits and the surrounding environs. It's quite a beautiful area too ... in the city of Cleveland lies the majestic Mill Creek Falls and an accompanying gorge. Mill Creek Falls is the highest cataract in all of Cuyahoga county, of which Cleveland is the county seat.

There are massive and deep valleys on both the east and west sides of the city of Cleveland. On the west side is the Cleveland Metroparks "Rocky River Reservation", featuring a long and deep valley that travels all the way to the shores of Lake Erie.

On Clevelands east side, there is much higher terrain. Suburban areas on the east side that include: Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Waite Hill, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Chardon and Kirtland are all locations with rugged terrain and higher elevations.

I'm including some photos that I've taken around the city of Cleveland ... including photos of the scenic Chagrin River as it meanders through Willoughby Hills.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Clevelands physical setting is widely varied. The further you travel away from the shores of Lake Erie, the higher the terrain becomes ... especially in the eastern portions of the city and far east suburbs.
Cleveland has many deep "canyons", ravines and gorges throughout it's city limits and the surrounding environs. It's quite a beautiful area too ... in the city of Cleveland lies the majestic Mill Creek Falls and an accompanying gorge. Mill Creek Falls is the highest cataract in all of Cuyahoga county, of which Cleveland is the county seat.

There are massive and deep valleys on both the east and west sides of the city of Cleveland. On the west side is the Cleveland Metroparks "Rocky River Reservation", featuring a long and deep valley that travels all the way to the shores of Lake Erie.

On Clevelands east side, there is much higher terrain. Suburban areas on the east side that include: Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Waite Hill, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Chardon and Kirtland are all locations with rugged terrain and higher elevations.

I'm including some photos that I've taken around the city of Cleveland ... including photos of the scenic Chagrin River as it meanders through Willoughby Hills.
Great post... another reason why Cleveland rocks (and something people who don't know about the city/hate the city don't know either).

It's cool to be able to be in the city one second and then fishing, playing golf, or having a BBQ in Metroparks and not having traveled more than a mile. I think the Metropark Valleys are highly underrated and often not mentioned even though it's an amazing asset.
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