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Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Park Scene
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula Depot
Bridge nearby Peninsula Depot
We arrived at Cuyahoga Valley National Park on 8/29 afternoon. The weather was bad. It began to rain as soon as we arrived. It looked rainy and foggy. To our surprise we found that the woods looked particularly beautiful and "greener". The bridge in the picture was located nearby the Peninsula Depot and Lock 29 as part of the Towpath Trail. The whole trail as beside the river winding through the woods. It as miles long, wide and flat and made it a perfect place for bicycling. Although we didn't have chance to ride on the bike, by walking along the trail we could still enjoy the atmosphere of the park.

For those who interested in engineering, the Lock is a hydraulic elevator leveling the water so a boat can move from lower level to higher level of the canal. If you want to know the details about how it works, here is a link : How Lock Works (NPS official website link).
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park Peninsula Depot
Towpath Trail Sign Peninsula Depot
We hiked a little bit along the trail. Due to bad weather, we decided to return soon after we started.
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Bookstore Street corner
There are some small shops nearby the Peninsula Depot. We visited an art gallery and a bookstore. They were both nicely and neatly arranged with beautiful garden outside. The atmosphere was so cozy that made me feel that the flow of time was slower in this place.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Boston Store
Boston Store
After leaving the Peninsula Depot we drove along the scenic drive along the river. We made another stop at Boston Store. It was built in 1836 in the oldest town in the area. As I said before, this place was not famous for its beautiful scene. However, we can definitely understand and appreciate the efforts they spent on preserving pieces of history.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Boston Store
Boston Store
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Happy Days Visitor Center
Visitor center. It got a nice name but the open hours are ridiculously short.


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