• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Directions

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park preserves 33,000 acres along 22 miles of the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron in northeastern Ohio. The Cuyahoga River winds its way through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.






Plane
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport offer many daily flights to the area. Car rentals are available at both airports.

Bus & Train
Bus stations are located in downtown Cleveland and Akron. The Amtrak station is in downtown Cleveland.

Car
Directions below are to Boston Store Visitor Center located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. (81° 33.512' W) (41° 15.803' N) To contact staff call 330-657-2752.

Directions from Akron, Ohio and points south:
  • Take I-77 North.
  • Keep left to take OH-8 North via Exit 125A toward Cuyahoga Falls for 12.6 miles.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road/Hines Hill Road exit 14A.
  • Turn right at the light, at the end of the exit, onto Boston Mills Road heading west for 3.4 miles.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building with a wrap around porch on your left. The entrance to the parking lot is 200 feet past the visitor center on the left after the MD Garage.

Directions from Cleveland, Ohio and points due north:

  • Take I-77 South for 15.5 miles.
  • Take exit 147, Miller Road, and turn left at the end of the exit onto Miller Road for .6 miles.
  • Turn right onto OH-21/Brecksville Road for .4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Snowville Road for 2.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto Boston Mills Road and the entrance to the visitor center parking lot is on the right about 300 feet down the road.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building in front of an old barn.

Directions from Columbus, Ohio and points southwest:

  • Take I-71 North.
  • Merge onto I-271 North via exit 220 toward Erie, PA.
  • Take the OH-303 exit, exit 12, toward Richfield/Peninsula.
  • Turn right onto West Streetsboro Road/OH-303 and proceed for 1.8 miles.
  • Turn left at the first light onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.6 miles.
  • Turn right onto Boston Mills Road and the entrance to the visitor center parking lot is on the right about 300 feet down the road.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building in front of an old barn.

Directions from Toledo, Ohio and points west:

  • Take the I-80/I-90/Ohio Turnpike East.
  • Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left toward Cleveland (Portions toll) and travel 108.4 miles.
  • Take the I-77 exit, exit 173, toward Cleveland/Akron for .5 miles.
  • Take the OH-21 exit toward Richfield/Brecksville for .2 miles.
  • Turn left onto OH-21/Breckville Road for .8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Snowville Road for 2.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto Boston Mills Road and the entrance to the visitor center parking lot is on the right about 300 feet down the road.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building in front of an old barn.

Directions from Youngstown, Ohio and points east:

  • Take I-80 West for 42.7 miles.
  • Merge onto OH-8 South via exit 180.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road, Hines Hill Ramp to the right.
  • Turn left at the light, at the end of the exit, onto Boston Mills Road heading west for 3.2 miles.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building with a wrap around porch on your left. The entrance to the parking lot is 200 feet past the visitor center on the left, right after the MD Garage.

Directions from Mentor, Ohio and points northeast:

  • Take I-90 West for 6.7 miles.
  • Keep left to take I-271 S via exit 188 for 21.4 miles.
  • Merge onto OH-8 South via exit 18A on the left toward Boston Hts/Akron.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road/Hines Hill Road exit 15.
    Turn right at the second light onto Boston Mills Road heading West for 3.2 miles.
  • The visitor center is the white two story building with a wrap around porch on your left. The entrance to the parking lot is 200 feet past the visitor center on the left after the MD Garage.

Driving distances from other cities:

Location
Cleveland, OH 22 miles 30 min.
Akron, OH 18 miles 25 min.
Columbus, OH 129 miles 2.2 hours
Cincinnati, OH 230 miles 4 hours
Pittsburgh, PA 113 miles 2 hours
Chicago, IL 351 miles 6 hours
Indianapolis, IN 310 miles 5 hours
Charleston, WV 232 miles 4 hours
 

For specific addresses within the park, click on Park Addresses and GPS Coordinates.

 

Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.