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.