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Cuyahoga Valley National Park (10)  


Introduction

Park History

Ohio & Erie Canal

Towpath Trail

Cuyahoga River

Railroad

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Creek

Inn at Brandywine Falls

Buildings

Hale Farm

Boston Area

Horseshoe Pond

Kendall Lake

Ledges Area

Brecksville Reservation

Trails

Plants and Vegetation

Park Views

References



Horseshoe Pond

In addition to the many historical features of the park there are a number of scenic natural areas as well. On of these is Horseshoe Pond, located across the river but not far from Peninsula.




Horseshoe Pond is very lovely, surrounded by trees and cattails and other vegetation.

There is also a small observation deck at Horseshoe Pond. The pond also provides fishing as well.


Kendall Lake

Another feature of the Virginia Kendall park area is Kendall Lake, shown below. This area, and the lake, are located in the eastern section of the park, southeast of Peninsula. The banks of the lake include a fishing pier, shown in the center of the picture.

Kendall Lake was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. The 13 acre lake was created by damming Salt Run.

Canada geese can be found in many areas of North America, and they can be found in Kendall Lake. These large birds can be very belligerent. They are territorial and will aggressively defend their nests, but are always a pleasure to watch.

The banks of Kendall Lake also include picnic areas and a bath house, shown below. Work on the bath house took place in 1936 through the efforts of the CCC personnel in the Virginia Kendall area. The bath house was used in the summer for dressing and showering and in the winter as a shelter for ice skaters.

A feature of many wetland areas in the park is the distinctive cattail, which serves as a backdrop to the geese in this picture of the eastern section of Kendall Lake.


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