Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Created By: Madisyn Harris
Site of Cuyahoga Valley
Ohio & Erie Canal and the Towpath Trail
Between the early years of 1600 and 1730, Cuyahoga Valley had been used mainly as a trade network or a transportation route for hunting. American Indian hunters armed with spears likely followed mammoth and other Ice Age animals into Cuyahoga Valley about 13,000 years ago, becoming the first people on the parks land. These American Indians didn't have permanent homes. The American Indians built mounds and tepees type of portable homes. These American Indians built portable homes for safety and to follow there predators wherever they shall roam. They lived off local land, hunting wild turkeys, elk, and bear. They fished and also gathered walnuts, berries, seeds, and other kind of plant foods. Now Cuyahoga Valley is a national park with fascinating history.
- Did you know James A. Garfield the 20th president work as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal
- Did you know that Cuyahoga Valley has more than 900 plant species and 400 animal species?