On my cross country trip a few years ago, I tried to stop at as many national parks as I could fit in. The highest priority was given to ones that I had not visited before. Near the end of the trip was Cuyahoga Valley National Park and I knew very little about it. After seeing the great national parks in the western part of the country, I was a bit taken aback with this one. There were no huge mountains, lakes or other spectacular attractions. Instead, there were lots of quaint scenes like this one that dot the park. Detracting from the park's feel is the fact that the park is nestled in and out of neighborhoods, giving it a disjointed feel. Nonetheless, as I now look at the photos that I took there without the comparisons to the parks I visited earlier in the trip, its beauty shines through.