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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. 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?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.