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Road and Trail Conditions


Parking at Lock 29

The Lock 29 parking lot and Overflow lot on Mill Street in Peninsula will be intermittently blocked by the train to allow for boarding. Access to the parking lots will be blocked from:

  • 10:50 am to 11:10 am
  • 1:20 pm to 1:40 pm
  • 3:50 pm to 4:10 pm

These times are subject to change. This temporary delay will allow the park to assist Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to offer excursions between Akron and Peninsula.

Due to erosion issues along the tracks in some sections north of Peninsula, the train had been running on a modified schedule, and in early March made the decision to stop all operations. The park and CVSR are working together to offer train service beginning May 5, while avoiding areas affected by erosion. The park is working on long-term solutions to address erosion along the tracks and the towpath trail. On March 24, CVSR began moving operations to Peninsula after an independent engineering firm deemed it safe to move equipment only (no passengers) across the track sections most affected by erosion. Learn more about the train on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's website. For more places to park along the Towpath Trail to walk or bike into Peninsula check out our Towpath page.


Park Improvements

A map of the Valley Trail from the Peninsula area to the Wetmore area with the closure section in purple.
The closed section of trail is shown in purple and circled.


Valley Trail Closure

Due to the closure of the former Brandywine Golf Course for environmental remediation work, part of the Valley Trail will be closed. The trail will be closed from just south of Peninsula to Quick Road. For more information on the environmental remediation work read our news release.

Last updated: December 21, 2023

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


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