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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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     challenging words:    continental, portable, interesting, landforms, winding, lead, divide, between, flow, nearby, steep, since, enjoy, life, camp, hunt
     content words:    Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga River, American Indians, Cuyahoga Valley, Appalachian Plateau, Central Lowlands, South Dakota, In Cuyahoga Valley, Lake Erie, Atlantic Ocean


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Cuyahoga Valley National Park
By Meg Leonard
  

1     Cuyahoga Valley National Park is in Ohio. It is just a few miles from two cities. They are Akron and Cleveland. This park is a change from the busy life in a city. The park takes its name from the Cuyahoga River. American Indians named the river. It means "crooked river." Visitors can spend time with nature here.
 
2     The Cuyahoga Valley is a place where two different land areas meet. The Appalachian Plateau mixes with the Central Lowlands. Many landforms were caused by this mixture. Glaciers also shaped the land. There are steep valleys. There are winding streams. Visitors can see waterfalls. There are deep ravines. Some of these ravines drop over 600 feet in just a few miles. This is like the Badlands of South Dakota. In Cuyahoga Valley, there are a lot of plants. This is different from South Dakota.

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