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.

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

National Park Service and Coronavirus

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Basic Information

Basic Information

Find information like our address, weather, and more.



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The Canal Diversion Dam viewed from above during the fall.

Removing the Dam

The Canal Diversion Dam is being removed in 2020. This marks a huge win for water quality and the restoration of the Cuyahoga River.

Kendall Ledges Shelter in the Spring

Permits & Reservations

Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events.

River Renewal Projects

River Renewal Projects

To play our part in improving the health of the watershed, CVNP is embarking on a number of large-scale restoration projects!

a group of people walking on a trail through the woods


Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure in CVNP. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.

Trip Planner

Trip Planner

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

Last updated: March 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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