Scenic Train Ride

Taking a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

A train is an exciting experience for a young rider.


Experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyhoga Valley National Park.

Train Excursions
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) operates regular excursions and special excursions from Rockside Station in Independence to Akron Northside Station, and from Canton Lincoln Highway Station to Akron Northside Station.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: National Park Scenic Winter Excursions
Saturdays,January 17 through February 28
Take a leisurely roundtrip, or get off in Peninsula to shop and dine then return on a later train. Rockside Station, 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Peninsula Depot,9:40 a.m.,11:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.Akron Northside Station,10:45 a.m.Fee: Adult Coach: $18, Child Coach (ages 3-12): $13, Adult First Class: $23, Child First Class (ages 3-12): $18 and includes the Voices of the Valley audio tour.

To purchase tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit

Saturday, January 17th–OPENING DAY ONLY
Walk up ticket sales at any of our stations –Buy one adult coach ticket, receive one child coach ticket free for any of the National Park Scenic excursions on January 17th only.

Bike Aboard!
Bike the Trail, Ride the Rail!
Bike the Towpath Trail in one direction, then hop on the train for a relaxing ride back to your car-or do it in reverse! The train can be flagged down at boarding stations by waving both arms. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the train's scheduled arrival. Pay your fare when you board. One way for bicyclists: $3 per person ages 3 and up with bike. One way for runners and hikers: $8 per person ages 3 and up. No guaranteed seats. Bike Aboard! service runs May through October and is offered during regular excursions. Visit for schedules.

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History of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
The history of trains in the Cuyahoga Valley stretches back more than 100 years. In 1880, the Valley Railway began operations, transporting coal to Cleveland, Akron, and Canton from the Tuscarawas River Valley and providing passenger service along the way. It became another way to escape the pressures of urban industrial life, and leisure excursions were supplemented by the Guide Book for the Tourist and Traveler over the Valley Railway!

After a decade of operation, the Valley Railway became part of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In the 20th century, competition from automobiles, trucks, and buses caused the decline of both freight and passenger service. Interest in the line was renewed in 1972 as a scenic excursion route and the Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association was born. Originally known as the Cuyahoga Valley Line, the scenic railroad now operates as Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a private sector, volunteer supported, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.

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