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Kendall Lake, Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The largest lake (13 acres) in the park, Kendall Lake was created by damming the Salt Run Creek by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 as part of the New Deal program of public works. The dam, which was rehabilitated in the early 2000s, keeps Kendall Lake filled with water. Following a 1-mile-loop trail, I walked several times around the shores of Kendall Lake at different times of day, on different days, experiencing different weather each time. Surrounded by varied woodland and cattails, the modest body of water, which is home to beavers and Canada geese, offered much more than I expected. As sunlight hit the lake shortly after sunrise, I noticed mist rising from the water in the distance. I quickly hiked around the lake to find a position from which to shoot toward the sun, which isolated the dark shapes of the fallen trees. This is entry 10/60 (the 10th most visited national park) in the #nationalparkssecrets series, featuring a hidden gem in each #nationalpark. Image and text from Treasured Lands. For a limited time, this best-selling, multiple award winning book can ordered at 50% off (with coupons), just in time for Christmas. Click the link in my bio to order today!