Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH: Brandywine Falls


Our other stop at Cuyahoga Valley National Park was Brandywine Falls, a beautiful, easy to access waterfall right off Interstate 271.

The craziest thing about Cuyahoga Valley NP is that it feels so disconnected from itself. We left Ritchie Ledges and got back on the highway to go 6 miles north to Brandywine Falls. (There are interstates crisscrossing the park.) What other NP do you travel via major interstate?


Brandywine Falls was the most recommended sight to see at the park. We like waterfalls and I wanted to make up for the let down of Ritchie Ledges, so off we went. I am very glad we did.


There is a parking area leading to a boardwalk. The signs aren't the best but we found the right direction without too much trouble. We did not have any idea how long of a walk it would be, though, and at one point the boardwalk splits (you can go straight or do down) and there were no signs telling us what to do. We decided to go down the stairs. (We did not go back to go straight as we were kind of in a hurry.)



If you go down the stairs like we did, you'll be led to an overlook with a nice view of the waterfall.


We were here in the middle of July, so I don't know how much water flows during the rest of the year, but I thought there was a nice amount for this time of year.



There is a rainbow effect on the rocks.



The waterfall is definitely the highlight. The photo below was taken with me facing the falls; you can't see much else going on downstream.





Worth a stop if you are in the area to stretch your legs. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is free.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH: Brandywine Falls Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH: Brandywine Falls Reviewed by Maria on 3:00:00 PM Rating: 5

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