The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt's insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience Earth's gorgeously guarded barkscape with today's Groupon: for $30 you get a four-hour customized tour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park by bike, foot, vehicle, or any combination of the three with Cuyahoga Valley Tours (a $60 value).
Diverse wildlife, verdant forests, gushing waterfalls, and a storied past populate the hallowed hills of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For decades, passionate park rover Bob Macak has used his experiences as a trailblazer to study the nooks, crannies, and crania that reveal the area's character. Whether you choose to travel by car, cycle, or leg-mobile, Macak will guide hikers of all ability levels for four hours through areas rife with resplendent views and historical intrigue, from the beaver marsh's ducks, blue herons, and snapping turtles to the cascading beauty of the 60-foot-high Brandywine Falls.
All tours will start at lock 29 overflow parking in Peninsula, across from Terry lumber, and it is recommended to pack a lunch. Tours take place Saturdays and Sundays, and you must call at least four days in advance to book your trip.
Cancellations must be done three days in advance or the Groupon will be forfeited. You must bring your own biking and hiking shoes.