Cuyahoga Falls, city (1990 pop. 48,950), Summit co., NE Ohio, on the Cuyahoga River; inc. 1836. On its course through the city the river drops 220 ft (67 m) through a series of falls and rapids. A suburb of Akron, Cuyahoga Falls is both residential and industrial, with factories that manufacture metals, rubber, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and machinery. The city greatly expanded its area by annexing Northampton township in the 1980s. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with Blossom Music Center (the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra), is to the north.