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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

A little beauty, something that is lovely, I think, can help create harmony which will lessen tensions.
— Lady Bird Johnson
The Crooked River
The curve of the Cuyahoga makes its mark in the woods of Ohio. Step through the trees, away from the city, and immerse yourself in the history of this vast and boundless country of ours.
Cuyahoga Valley, a national park in Ohio, is very close to Cleveland and Akron and provides recreational opportunities along the Cuyahoga River.

The winding Cuyahoga (the "Crooked River") gives way to 33,000 acres of deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for flora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides recreation and solitude for Ohio's residents and visitors.

Cuyahoga National Park, established as a national recreation area in 1974 and re-designated as a national park in 2000, has a rich cultural legacy as well. Remains of the Ohio & Erie Canal, which traveled through the valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries, offer a glimpse into the history of how the country was transformed. Sustainable farming ventures help preserve the valley's agricultural heritage.

Cuyahoga offers something for everyone—from hiking, golfing, historic train rides, and kayaking to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

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