Cuyahoga Valley National Park - map, photos and other informations


Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located in northeastern Ohio, is a 33,000-acre (51,6 sq mi, 130.5 km2) national park that preserves and reclaims the rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland. The park is administered by the National Park Service, as are all national parks in the United States.

The park was established in 1974 as the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area and was later designated a national park in 2000. The park's name derives from the Cuyahoga River, which runs through the park and is one of the few remaining rapidly flowing rivers in Ohio.

The park is located in the heart of the glaciated Allegheny Plateau, which is a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Plateau. This plateau includes the Allegheny Highlands, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains. The park contains the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River, which flows south through the park and eventually joins the Ohio River.

The park is heavily forested and includes many streams and waterfalls, as well as the Ledges, a series of sandstone cliffs. The Blossom Music Center, an outdoor amphitheater, is located in the park, as well as the Stanford House, a historic inn. The park is also home to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, a heritage railway that operates between Akron and Cleveland.

The park includes three main visitor centers: the Boston Store Visitor Center, the Happy Days Lodge Visitor Center, and the Peninsula Depot Visitor Center. The park also offers a variety of ranger-led programs and activities, as well as opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the United States, with over 2.5 million visitors annually.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Where is Cuyahoga Valley National Park located?

The park is located in northeastern Ohio, about 30 miles south of Cleveland and 20 miles north of Akron. Nearby places include the cities of Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Stow.

Can you camp in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Currently camping in the park or staying overnight in parking lots is prohibited.

How many waterfalls are in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

There are approximately 100 waterfalls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The most visited waterfalls are Ledges Falls, Brandywine Falls, and Blue Hen Falls.

Are dogs allowed in Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Dogs are allowed on most trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in park buildings or on the Towpath Trail.

Average weather in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Temp max Temp min Rain Snow
Jan 1 °C -6 °C 52 mm 23 mm
Feb 3 °C -6 °C 49 mm 24 mm
Mar 9 °C -1 °C 74 mm 12 mm
Apr 15 °C 4 °C 98 mm 5 mm
May 21 °C 12 °C 100 mm 0 mm
Jun 25 °C 16 °C 133 mm 0 mm
Jul 27 °C 19 °C 107 mm 0 mm
Aug 26 °C 18 °C 88 mm 0 mm
Sep 23 °C 15 °C 84 mm 0 mm
Oct 17 °C 9 °C 97 mm 0 mm
Nov 9 °C 2 °C 61 mm 8 mm
Dec 5 °C -2 °C 67 mm 16 mm

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