Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook
Revised and Updated
Carolyn V. Platt John F. Seiberling
The Kent State University Press
Stretching between Cleveland and Akron in heavily urban northeastern Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been called a “Green-Shrouded Miracle,” preserving precious green space and offering a retreat to more than two million visitors each year. It is a refuge for native plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands.
In succinct, readable prose complemented by stunning historic and contemporary photographs, this updated edition of Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook provides a brief but comprehensive history of the park—the people, the land, the ecology, and the politics that led to its creation. Included in the second edition are new photographs and updated facts and figures. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook is a must-have for every park visitor and anyone with an interest in America’s national parks.
Carolyn V. Platt is a former professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. She is the author of Birds of the Lake Erie Region (The Kent State University Press, 2001) and Ohio Hill Country: A Rewoven Landscape (The Kent State University Press, 2012).
As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio’s 14th District, John F. Seiberling was part of a bipartisan congressional effort to create a national park in the Cuyahoga Valley.