Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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. Read More

Ranger with visitors on a hike at the beaver marsh.

Plan Your Visit

There's so much to do in your national park! Whether you're coming for a day or a week, there's something to fit everyone's interests.

Children participating in a junior ranger program

Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger, and join us in many fun events and activities for kids!

Two people look through binoculars at some birds. (c) Sarah Guren

Tips to Avoid the Crowd

During the summer and on holidays, avoid certain areas during peak times. Here are some additional tips.

A visitor kayking on the Cuyahoga river NPS / D.J. REISER

Cuyahoga River

The primary waterway within the National Park is the Cuyahoga River. The river is 100 miles long and offers diverse experiences for all.

Band playing on a stage in Music in the Meadow NPS/ D.J. REISER

Music & Arts

Experience live music year-round! From lively folk concerts to outdoor jam sessions, we've got something for everyone.

Kids look out of yellow tent. NPS / D.J. REISER

Permits & Reservations

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

Last updated: July 10, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(330) 657-2752

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