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The Valley Picnic Area and Oak Hill Trail System Reopen

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Date: September 13, 2013
Contact: Jennie Vasarhelyi, CVNP,, 440-546-5990, 440-343-7352 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service has reopened the Valley Picnic Area and Oak Hill Trail System in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting.

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Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.