Cuyahoga Valley National Park


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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

(kī'əhō`gə), 32,950 acres (13,334 hectares), in the Cuyahoga River valley between Akron and Cleveland, NE Ohio; est. as a national recreation area 1974, designated a national park 2000. The park, which in the late 1800s was an area to escape from the city for carriage and boat rides, preserves the rural character of the river. It includes Brandywine and Blue Hen falls, the Brandywine Gorge and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trails, a scenic railroad, and numerous historic buildings. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Address:15610 Vaughn Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:216-524-1497
Fax:440-546-5989
Phone:800-445-9667
Web: www.nps.gov/cuva/
Size: 32,861 acres.
Established: Authorized as a national recreation area on December 27, 1974; established on June 26, 1975; redesignated as a national park on October 11, 2000.
Location:22 miles along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, bicycle trail, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, 4 golf courses, winter sports center, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, fishing, golf, birdwatching, winter sports, scenic train rides, interpretive programs, concerts, artist-in-residence programs, lecture series.
Special Features:Preserving the rural character of the Cuyahoga River Valley, park includes more than 125 miles of multi-purpose trails, as well as a number of historically significant sites. The 20-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail follows the historic route of the canal. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers various excursions through the park on a year-round basis.

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