10 Fun Facts about Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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  1. It is believed that Native Americans named the area Cuyahoga, a word that means “Crooked River” 

  2. The park spans across 33,000 acres of land between the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Akron.

  3. The park was first named Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area on December 27th, 1974

  4. It was changed to Cuyahoga Valley National Park on October 11th, 2000

  5. Over 2 million people visit the park each year making it one of the nations most-visited national parks.

  6. There are no entrances to the park, and visiting the park is free.

  7. Over 250 breads of birds have been spotted within the park.

  8. Ohio’s tallest waterfall is located within Cuyahoga Valley National Park – Brandywine Falls standing at 65’

  9. There are no campsites located within Cuyahoga Valley National Park

  10. The park features reconstructed locks once used on the Ohio and Erie Canal