Address: Peninsula, Ohio

Size: 33,000 acres

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the only true national park in all of Ohio (Wayne National Forest is a National Forest not park). Previously a National Recreation before it merited National Park status in 2000, The CVNP saw nearly 2.3 million visitors in 2015, making it one of the top ten most visited national parks in the entire country! Although a good portion of those visitors flock to the park's famed Towpath Trail, the Cuyahoga Valley has much more to offer. Within the park you can hike past the dramatic Virginia Kendall Ledges, or take a hike off trail to the jaw-dropping Twin Sisters Falls.