Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Cuyahoga Valley

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Designation National Park
Location Ohio USA
Nearest City Akron, Ohio
Coordinates Template:Coor dm
Area 32,861 acres
13,298 ha
Date of Establishment October 11, 2000
Visitation 3,100,000 (2003)
Governing Body National Park Service
IUCN category II (National Park)
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Established as a national recreation area on December 27, 1974 and granted national park status on October 11, 2000, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is a 51 mi˛ (134 km˛) national park in northeastern Ohio. Its southern end is in Akron and its northern end is near Cleveland. It is the only national park in Ohio. The namesake of the park is the Cuyahoga River, which means "Crooked River" in Mohawk. Many visitors spend their time hiking or bicycling the crushed limestone along portions of the 20 mile (30 km) Towpath Trail, a former stretch of the 308 mile (496 km) Ohio and Erie Canal.

The park offers an array of displays of 19th and early 20th Century sustainable farming while catering to contemporary interests with art exhibits, outdoor concerts and scenic railroad tours. It includes compatible use sites not owned by the federal government, including several parks in the Metro Parks, Serving Summit County system, Blossom Music Center, and the Hale Farm & Village.

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Cuyahoga River in the park

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