the park ...


Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the preserved area around the Cuyahoga River and the Ohio & Erie Canal, a canal built within and along the river to connect Cleveland and Akron via waterways.  There's a second page of pictures in this section, so don't miss the "NEXT" link at the bottom.


I start my visit by hiking on the "tow-path," which was formerly used by work animals towing boats through the canal.


The marshy canal.


I stop to see one of the old locks, as described here ...



... and pictured here


My walk takes me over a bridge into Beaver Marsh, a pleasant, isolated wilderness with the fun sounds of frogs and birds:






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