Exploring The Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hello again! This week I wanted to introduce you all to the park I will be completing my internship at this summer. In all honesty, I had a bit of a difficult time trying to decide on what aspect of the park I would focus on; CVNP has multiple recreational opportunities, and educational programs for people of all ages to get involved with! Throughout the park there are also many locations where visitors can learn about the valley’s reclamation and renewal story. This National Park extends between Cleveland and Akron, with many interesting stops along the travel. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail for example, extends over 90 miles. The trail was first used to transport canal boats by mules that pulled them. Today, as visitors make their way through this trail by bicycle, or walking; they can stop at multiple locations to learn about the cultural and historical aspects of the valley. There are many other areas to explore, including Cuyahoga Valley’s Scenic Railroad which is “dedicated to preserving and restoring vintage railcars and locomotives for future generations to enjoy” (CSVR.org). The train acts as a shuttle and visitors can enjoy CVNP from the railcar ride. For a more tranquil trip, visitors can go to the Kendall Lake Area which includes a lake and a one-mile trail loop where butterfly watching, fishing, and birding activities are available. These three popular locations are just a few of the many areas that could be visited while journeying throughout the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

2 Comments
  • Ankara Avukat
    Posted at 08:25h, 05 July Reply

    I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your fantastic blog. Your insights and tips have been incredibly helpful to me. Keep up the great work!

  • Jasminn Del Rio
    Posted at 10:11h, 05 July Reply

    A very green place that you are at, those trees look beautiful! By the way, have you ridden the train yourself?

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