Near Peninsula in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Since the 1800s, the Cuyahoga Valley has been a place where people from nearby cities relax in nature. Building on this tradition, locals worked tirelessly to preserve what is now Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Created in 1974, the park protects open countryside, a canal that helped build the nation, and the river that sparked the Clean Water Act.
This is the gateway to Beaver Marsh, an extensive wetland popular for seeing and photographing wildlife. Once a dairy farm and then a salvage yard, the marsh reminds us of nature’s resilience. Walk a quarter-mile north on the towpath to the boardwalk viewing area. The trail is often congested. Use caution by staying to the right, controlling children and pets, and watching for passing cyclists.
It is in the valleys that one can realize most effectively a sense of isolation and freedom from the sights and sounds…which go to make the modern city. Olmstead Brothers, landscape architects who proposed a Cuyahoga Valley park in 1925.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 41° 11.05′ N, 81° 34.959′ W. Marker is near Peninsula, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker can be reached from Riverview Road (County Road 9) 0.3 miles north of Ira Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker located at the Ira Trailhead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Riverview Rd, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. From Salvage Yard to Beaver Marsh (a few steps from this marker); Lock 26 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cuyahoga River (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ira Cemetery Information Board (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lock 25 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lock 24 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ohio & Erie Canalway (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peninsula.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.