See The Ohio You Never Knew Existed
Including a 65 foot waterfall!
Whether you follow, on your bike, the steps of 19th century mules along the Ohio & Erie Canal towpath, or hike the park’s forested trails among waterfalls, outcropped bedrock, and creatures of the wild you’re bound to love Cuyahoga Valley National Park, (CUVA.)
Cuyahoga is one of just three National Parks in the Great Lakes Basin.
The other two are Isle Royale and Indiana Dunes.
The tow path is crushed limestone, but quite suitable for road bikes and there are also scenic paved paths connecting CUVA to Cleveland Metroparks.
Hikers are offered many excellent destinations. First are the Cuyahoga Valley waterfalls. Three of the most scenic are within the park, starting with 65' high Brandywine Falls.
Cuyahoga Valley is home to approximately 100 waterfalls. Blue Hen and Buttermilk waterfalls are two more popular hike destinations.
And, the valley views and sights of massive moss-covered exposed bedrock along The Ledges trail are beautiful and fascinating.
But also! Great Blue Heron colonies breed in the park every Spring and the sight of these large birds performing mating rituals and nesting is unforgettable.
May is a busy month, when adult birds can be observed bringing food to the growing nestlings.
This trip includes;
| CUVA Trip
To join this trip download, complete, and bring to a meeting the Cuyahoga 2019 Bike & Hike Contract to Participate. (Or, follow the directions on the form for mailing your application and payment.)
- Fifteen rooms are reserved; 11 with two Queens; 4 with one King.
- Sign-ups begin at the April 3rd meeting.
- Resources for Planning Your Visit