National parks are the best places to enjoy vacation time with family and friends. Be it hiking, boating, camping, or any other adventurous activity. National parks offer ample options to get closer to nature. When in the woods we automatically disconnect from all the stress and get time to rejuvenate ourselves. One such place in Ohio, the US is Cuyahoga national park. With over 76 hiking trails and around 100 waterfalls, it offers something to everyone.
Established in 1974, Cuyahoga National Park is spread over 33,000 acres along the banks of River Cuyahoga, between Cleveland and Akron. It is a major tourist spot for hikers, nature lovers, and camping enthusiasts from the nearby city of Akron. Not only this but the remains of the Ohio & Erie canal offer a glimpse into the history of how the country was transformed. These travel through the valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
What is the best time to visit Cuyahoga National Park?
Located in the Midwest region of America, Cuyahoga National park is filled with deciduous forests. This further results in the best view during autumn. And if you love lush green forests or want to witness the forest in all its beauty, then the best time for you is spring. The park is open 24/7, 365 days a year, with exception of Brandywine Falls, Virginia Kendall Ledges, Octagon, and Lake closed from dusk until morning opening.
The best time to visit Cuyahoga valley national park is from the end of March to May and September to October. It is during these months that you get the true beauty of nature and good daytime to complete your hiking trails. All this without getting drenched in sweat. Or worrying about carrying extra clothes. Summer temperature may range from 49 to 95 degrees F. And further so many lakes and waterfalls make summers in the Ohio region very hot and humid. Hence, a visit during summertime is not generally advised.
Best time to visit Waterfalls
Spring is the best time in Cuyahoga national park to spot wildlife and go hiking. With its over 76 trials spread over 125 miles, this national park offers you the best views of waterfalls and streams crossing each other. Also, since it is only after the winters, you’ll get to see a huge rush of water in waterfalls and rivers, hence making spring the best time to cover all 100 waterfalls there. Few to mention are Brandywine Falls, Shredder Falls, Great Falls of Tinkers Creek, Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Hen Falls, and much more.
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