Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Ok so this is our second blog since we disappeared for almost a month and this time we went pretty far north to visit Cuyahoga Valley. It is located just under the great lakes in the state of Ohio. The park is located along the Cuyahoga River, a well known fishing and transportation location measuring over fifty miles. The park preserves the area from being industrialized and has served to save beautiful wildlife. Yea, you are pretty much getting everything I read on the pamphlet.
We ended up flying into New York to spend some time with our family and then rented a Ford Escape from Hertz and drove out. When we found our cabin we decided we would wait for morning before venturing out. If you haven’t noticed we have made it a habit of trying to located cabins when we go one these trips. It all started when we went the mountains in Georgia, now whenever we get the opportunity we stay in one.
The next morning we tore our cousin’s bikes of the back of the Ford Escape and headed down the Towpath Trail. It was great of them to suggest we take them, because this is probably the longest we have ever traveled since we started visiting parks. We followed the beautiful Cuyahoga river for miles and miles, found picture opportunity after picture opportunity along the way too!
It was perfect timing to, because the trees are just starting to put back on their leaves. The dirt roads are well traveled and during the five or six hours we traveled we never came across another human being. One of the simplest and most majestic parks we have been to, those are my wife’s words, “majestic” isn’t in my vocabulary!