A River Renewed

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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Things To Do

Plan your trip ahead of time. Check for alerts, events, safety, and recommendations!

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National Park Service App

The new National Park Service app is available for download in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

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River Renewal Underway

Improving the health of the watershed, one project at a time. Stay up to date on construction and changes in the park.

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Otter or Mink?

It’s easy to confuse the North American river otter and the American mink. Learn to differentiate them with this gallery.

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Be A Junior Ranger

Discover activities you can do as a family inside and outside the home, with children ages 3 and up.

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Red, White, and Blue Wildflowers

View a gallery of some of the red, white, and blue wildflowers that grow in Ohio. Can you identify any wildflowers in the flower flag?

Last updated: June 3, 2021

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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