CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, OHIO

Following our time in Columbus, Ohio, we traveled to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Known for the 22 mile stretch of the Cuyahoga Valley River that it runs along, and the various valley lushness found alongside, we found such goodness there.  Our first day there, we hiked the Ledges, a gorgeous stretch of trail alongside moss-covered rock.  We spent the late afternoon swimming at our campground, and grilled dinner outside that evening.  The next day, Justin had a conference call all morning, so the kids and I spent our time biking the tow-path, one of the marks of the park, which trailed the railroad through the forest and alongside the river.  At Ira, we spotted fish, water snakes, and many, many frogs.  We hit up a local farm stand for some snacks, and biked back to meet Justin before heading into Akron for burgers at Swensen's (recommended by hometown boy, Zach Gustafson).  Such a great stop on our trip!


Ledges Hike












Swearing in for our Junior Rangers
Swimming afternoon at our campground

Chicken fights...






At attempt at a pool pyramid
Snuggle bear
Puzzling before dinner

Tow-path Bike Trail

Ira



Szalay's Farm Stand

Swensen's Drive In for Lunch




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