Cuyahoga Valley National Park

We don’t expect that we will ever visit all of the National Parks. There are 59 and we’ve been to something like 37 or 38. But, there are a few that are easy to get to that we hadn’t seen and Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of them. So from Pittsburgh we headed to Ohio. There isn’t any camping in the Park other than a few tent sites so we headed to a campground in Akron – whose name I can’t even come close to remembering right now! 


I won’t say this Park doesn’t really warrant National Park status but you do have to wonder when you compare it to places like the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. The Park was officially named a National Park in 2000. Only Congaree, Great Sand Dunes and Pinnacles are newer. There are a couple of nice water falls that we hiked out a bit to see.


The Park is really a bunch of greenspace with the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath running through them. We walked the entire Towpath that runs through the Park with the help of the scenic railroad. It was great, you paid just a few dollars, took the train and then walked back to your car. We did this on two separate days. It was a really lovely way to get some exercise and see the Park. 


Since this Park is all about the canal, I have to post some pictures of the only functioning lock. We did see a lot of lock ruins but this one had working gates and water. 


Next up: More fun in Ohio

2 thoughts on “Cuyahoga Valley National Park

  1. HI Maureen,
    I’m enjoying seeing you back on the road with your beautiful travel pictures. Your photography is exceptional! Miss having you here in Texas, but I know you’re loving your new home!
    Sheri

    1. Sheri, Thank you so much for your kind words! I miss having the opportunity to sew with you and see all your beautiful work. Maybe we will pass through Texas again sometime soon and we can get together. I always have a sewing project, or two, or three in the truck. Take care!

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