5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Location and Features: Located near Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park features vast farmlands, trails for walking and biking, native plants, and stunning waterfalls.

Brandywine Falls: Brandywine Falls, discovered in 1812, is Ohio’s tallest waterfall at 65 feet. Visitors can enjoy a moderate 1.75-mile hike to an overlook for stunning views.

Meaning of Cuyahoga: The name "Cuyahoga" comes from the Iroquois language, meaning “crooked river” or “place of the jawbone.” The area has a rich history of indigenous peoples spanning over 13,000 years.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, established in 1880, preserves historic railcars and operates as the only non-profit heritage railroad in a national park since 1972.

A Free National Park: Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of 16 free national parks in the U.S. Donations are welcomed to support the park, which spans 33,000 acres and includes sections of the Ohio and Erie Canals.