Who knew the Cuyahoga Valley National Park was so beautiful?

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is often overlooked, but it is truly a hidden gem. Located in Northeastern Ohio, the park is full of beautiful scenery, from rolling hills to lush forests. 

If you're looking for a breathtaking place to explore, make sure to add the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to your list. You won't be disappointed!

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History & Culture

Ohio's National Park is a restored landscape of unusual vibrancy.

History runs deep in the valley, with over 12,000 years of human occupation. From the unwritten stories of prehistoric peoples to the environmental disasters and comebacks of modern times, humans have left an impact on the valley. Here along the Cuyahoga River, humans have used, shaped, and been shaped by the landscape. Culture and nature interplay here, with each having its impact on the other.

The story of Cuyahoga Valley National Park's establishment highlights the impact local citizens and political leaders can have when they work together with passion and common purpose to protect aspects of America's heritage.

This story is rooted in the environmental and social movements of the 1900s. It is about the desire to have scenic open spaces near to home, especially for recreation. It is about not only saving significant features but restoring a landscape to be culturally vibrant, less polluted, a better home for wildlife, and a model for sustainable living.

Credit for verbiage can be found here on the local NPS.GOV site.

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Weddings and Wedding Photography Permits

We offer a variety of lovely settings for weddings. For weddings or wedding photos you must obtain a Special Use Permit. For more information contact the Permit Coordinator at 440-546-5991.

Application Deadlines

  • Wedding ceremonies and photos: 30 days
  • Commercial Filming and Still Photography: 30-90 days depending on complexity of project.

Still Photography

When is a permit needed?

Price v. Barr had no impact on how the National Park Service regulates still photography, so there are no changes in how the National Park Service regulates that activity. Still photographers require a permit only when:

  1. the activity takes place at location(s) where or when members of the public are generally not allowed; or
  2. the activity uses model(s), sets(s), or prop(s) that are not a part of the location's natural or cultural resources or administrative facilities; or
  3. a park would incur additional administrative costs to monitor the activity.

For more information please contact the Permit Coordinator at 440-546-5991.

More information can be found here at NPS.GOV

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