Viewing area near Brandywine Falls

Visit This Midwest National Park For Stunning Waterfall Views

By Caitlyn Knuth


Travelers who love waterfalls will want to make time for a stop at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. It is free, open to visitors 24 hours a day, and abundant in waterfalls.
The Akron Beacon Journal lists the number of waterfalls inside the park at 100, so the hardest part of a visit is narrowing down which falls to see in the time you have allotted.
Begin your Cuyahoga Valley journey on the Brandywine Gorge Trail and see the impressive Brandywine Falls, where water flows over rocky ledges that are more than 60 feet high.
For more of a challenge, make your way to the Buttermilk Falls. The trail there is much more rugged, but you'll be rewarded with a 20-foot cascade tumbling over shale ledges.
Cuyahoga Valley also has man-made waterfalls like Mudcatcher Falls. You can also admire wildlife such as coyotes, white-tailed deer, woodchucks, bats, and around 250 bird species.