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Interesting Things About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Find out some fun facts about the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio in the United States contains a wide range of flora and fauna and is situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Millions of people visit the part annually. If you love all things nature, this national park should be on your bucket list. Here are some interesting things to know about the park.

Cuyahoga National Park has approximately 943 different plant species

Cuyahoga Valley National Park contains about 943 different plant species. The team that takes care of the park is committed to protecting the region’s natural biodiversity. Bloodroot, goldenrod, wildflowers, and shrubs are some of the plants that you can expect to see in the park.

Cuyahoga comes from a Mohawk word

The word Cuyahoga is thought to be derived from the Mohawk word Cayagaga. It is supposed to mean “crooked river”, which alludes to the structure of the Cuyahoga Valley

Cuyahoga National Park has amazing hiking trails

Hiking is one of the more popular activities within the park as there are many fabulous trails. Hike the Virginia Kendall Ledges. Many of the national parks have an entrance fee. However, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is free to enter. Some activities in the park may cost a fee. You could also support help park officials preserve and maintain the park by donating.

Check out the beautiful waterfalls

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is home to many beautiful waterfalls, including two with hiking trails. Brandywine Falls is one of the popular and larger ones and had a boardwalk path that leads to multiple viewpoints. Try and visit early in the day as it can get quite crowded. Blue Hen Falls is another great waterfall to check out in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You can also enjoy a walk along the forested trail leading to the falls.

Cuyahoga National Park is home to more than 20 reptile species

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is home to 20 different reptile species. It also has 11 different snake species and eight different turtle species.

Summer is one of the best times to visit this park. However, the other seasons have their own charm. In the fall, the colours of the leaves change to yellow, red and orange. Spring is when the wildflowers blooming and in winter the park is covered in snow, which can be quite beautiful.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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