Best Hike Through the Woods on a Paved Trail

Black River Reservation

Many area parks boast paved trails, most of which are barely wide enough for two people. But Lorain County's Black River Reservation has the woodsy equivalent of an eight-lane highway cut through the forest. There's plenty of room for bikes, skates, and strollers, and still enough off-pavement diversions to make it feel as if you roughed it for an hour or two. Only problem: It's not a loop, so at some point, you have to turn around and head back.