Cuyahoga Valley, a national park in Cleveland's backyard

July 6, 2016
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Cuyahoga Valley, a national park in Cleveland's backyard


It's America's 11th most-visited national park, but it's also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National Park in Montana and Acadia National Park in Maine. But if you're not from Ohio or nearby, you'd be forgiven for knowing a lot less about Cuyahoga than you do about Grand Canyon or Yellowstone.

And while Cuyahoga doesn't have the dramatic features that typically draw visitors to national parks — no volcanoes, glaciers or geysers here — it does offer something that can be hard to find: an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature just minutes from densely populated cities. Read more.

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