Kids & Youth

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Junior Ranger Challenges and programs are offered regularly in summer.


Explore Cuyahoga Valley Together

Are you looking for fun, kid-friendly activities? Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers rich history, scenic views, and wildlife watching experiences. Enjoy the following opportunities to dive deeper into nature and history together.

If you have any questions talk to a ranger at Boston Mill Visitor Center, e-mail us, or call us at 440-717-3890.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors connects fourth graders and their families to public lands. Complete a fun activity and get your voucher for free admission today.


Take a Virtual Visit

Can you only visit the park virtually today? We have the following activities available on our website and on our non-profit friends group, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park's website.


Research the Park

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    Park Basics

    Start with the basics - where Cuyahoga Valley is and how it became a national park.

  • Blue-and-gray heron with outstretched wings takes flight from bare branches, a twig in its beak.

    Learn about how the Cuyahoga River and other park habitats provide opportunities for plants and animals to flourish.

  • Black and white photo of six smiling young men standing out in the snow, wearing long wool coats.
    History & Culture

    History runs deep in the valley, with over 12,000 years of human occupation. Learn more about the interplay of natural and cultural history.

  • Four rangers is uniforms and flat hats stand in a diagonal line facing the camera.
    Being a Park Ranger

    Learn about the job of park rangers, who care for and protect some of America’s favorite places.

  • A ranger and two other scientists stand on a boat on the water, holding up large fish.
    Being a Park Scientist

    Learn about the job of park scientists, who help preserve Cuyahoga Valley's natural resources for future generations.

  • A train painted black, red and yellow stretches into the distance, where an arched bridge rises.
    Changes in Transportation

    Learn about how travelers have taken advantage of the valley’s pathway on foot, canoe, horse, canal boat, train, and interstate highway.

Last updated: January 25, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


440 717-3890

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