Monday, August 18, 2014

Cuyahoga Valley National Park August 14, 2014

 Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is very near downtown Cleveland, is a lovely addition to our National Park system.  It surrounds the tiny town of Peninsula, Ohio (population 545) and boasts a scenic railroad that runs through the park picking up hikers and bikers along the way.  All they need to do is flag the train down!  The Ohio & Erie Canal flows through much of the park and there is a great hiking/biking trail along the canal.  We visited the Everett Covered Bridge, built in the 19th century, then had a nice lunch at Fisher's in Peninsula.  Then we toured the Boston Store Visitor's Center where exhibits tell the story of canal boat building in the valley.  We ended the day by hiking up (then down) to the beautiful 65 foot high Brandywine Falls.

By the way...a note on the weather.   The temperature was in the low 50's this morning and warmed up to the upper 60's. It was a beautiful, sunny day, but  note the sweatshirt and jeans on August.

Everett Covered Bridge

Brandywine Falls

Hiking to the Falls

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