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.