PENINSULA, OH (WOIO) - Peninsula is where man, machine and nature collided at the height of the Ohio & Erie Canal. At the height of it's growth spurt a grist mill was built on the Cuyahoga River. The canal provided transportation to get the flour to market.
Today Peninsula sits squarely in the middle of the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, but the bend in the river used to be where man, machine and nature collided. Today that bend in the crooked river is peaceful respite from a busy world.
The hiking and biking trail runs past just west of the bend in the river alongside Lock 29.
The falls are located just off Mill Street, north of the Peninsula Depot. And yes, you can catch the train there for all parts north and south.
So whether you bike, hike, run or walk, the bend in the Crooked River is one of the more peaceful spots for visitors to the Cuyahoga Valley Nation Park in Peninsula.