The Park with the Looming Overpasses: Reflections on Cuyahoga Valley

Cuyahoga is small – small and young, as National Parks go, since it was only established as a Park in 2000. Of course, knowing that it is not your typical vision of a national park and experiencing it for yourself are two different things. I knew Cuyahoga was small – I’d looked into it beforehand and discovered that it didn’t even support a developed campground, let alone more than one to choose from, as many other parks do. I expected it to be mostly trails and a few old buildings, and for us to have some decent hikes. Because I hadn’t researched it too thoroughly, though – being distracted by tidbits of information on the more well-known parks, as well as the goings-on of my host family and kids in France – I didn’t expect it to be quite the juxtaposition of worlds that it is.

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Cuyahoga Valley: One Park Down, 46 to go!

We kicked off the trip with a visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio!

Tune in tomorrow for blog posts about the visit and next week for thoughts and video from Acadia.

We’ll see you (at least virtually) on the road!
Louisa & DA
Your Freelance Adventure Team