Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I-271 Bridge

I-271 Bridge

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Ohio's National Park is relatively new, officially designated in 2000, but it has been categorized as a national recreation area since 1974 and remains the only National Park originating as a national recreation area.

I must admit, I drove right through it, only stopping to photograph the bridge. After turning around, I found a modest visitor center and the M.D. Garage, a restored 1940s gas station, which was originally built in 1946 by Marjan Dzerzynski.

Brandywine Falls was worth the (one-way) 90-stair steps.


Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls


M.D. Garage

M.D. Garage

M.D. Garage



Bow Wow Beach

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Traveling with 3 K9s = 4 sets of bladders and bowels which require regular maintenance regardless of geographic location.

Our favorite "duck into the woods" pit stops are those with an area sufficiently shielded from the road allowing leashes to be unhooked and if by chance, there's a watering hole, well that just makes it perfect. Thus far, I've been pleasantly surprised at how many "off-road vehicle" roads there are available for our needs.

And then we found Bow Wow Beach in Stow, Ohio. :D





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