Dining and Eating


For a quick bite to eat check out the two Trail Mix stores within the park. Run by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, these stores offer ice cream, snacks, books, and park merchandise. For hours and more information visit the Conservancy's website.


There are plenty of dining opportunities in and near the park. Peninsula offers a mid-park location to stop along the Towpath Trail for food. Merriman Valley in the City of Akron has restaurants near the Towpath Trail south of the park. Valley View has restaurants near the Towpath Trail north of the park. More information about restaurants in the area is provided by Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau and Destination Cleveland.

Picnicking in the Park

Bringing your own food? Picnic areas are scattered throughout Cuyahoga Valley. Some provide grills, and all have tables. Alcohol is prohibited in the national park. All picnic areas are first-come, first-served, with the exception of the Ledges and Octagon Shelters. Both can be reserved for a fee. Visit our picnicking page for more information.

Last updated: January 12, 2022

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