Best Place to Run

Polo Fields, South Chagrin Reservation

There's a reason the Polo Fields are the favored running spot of the Northeast Running Club, which meets there every Sunday morning for its weekly jogs. The dirt trails are relatively flat and kind to your knees, the low-hanging branches provide protection from the sun, and the horses that gallop through the park provide a needed distraction from the run. Conveniently, the trail also has markers every quarter-mile. Perhaps most important, the park also offers port-a-potties and water fountains, two essentials for the long-distance runner.