Cuyahoga Valley National Park

With over 125 miles of trails and over 100 waterfalls there are a lot of fun outdoor activities to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

This 2.2-mile trail is moderate, taking you through a forested landscape with gigantic limestone boulders, caves, and mossy cliffs making it my all time favorite!

Hike Virginia Kendall Ledges Trail

Visit Brandywine Falls

Easily the most famous waterfall in the park. This 65-foot-tall waterfall is easy to reach from a large parking area via a wooden boardwalk, and is great to see in every season.

Shop at Szalay's

With deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands, this is the perfect stop to enjoy the local farmers market. Grab a snack and relax in the outdoor eating area.

Bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

Today, the historic route that mules used to use to tow boats up the Ohio & Erie Canal in the 1800s, has been turned into a multi-purpose hiking & biking trail.

Here, you can hear stories of people who lived and worked along the canal in the mid-1800s. This visitor center is worth a stop to learn about the local history.

Visit the Canal Exploration Center

Boston Mill Visitor Center

The official visitor center on Boston Mills Road. Get park maps, suggestions from National Park Service Rangers, and view small exhibits on the park.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The railroad operates scenic rides & themed trips! The park even brings in the historic Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765 for a couple weekends each summer.

The park is large and covers a handful of cities; you can base yourself in Akron, Hudson, Peninsula, or even Cleveland and there are some places to stay within the park too.

Where to Stay