Directions

Aerial view of the Cuyahoga River winding through a deciduous forest.
Aerial view of the Cuyahoga River winding through a deciduous forest.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park preserves 33,000 acres along 22 miles of the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron in northeastern Ohio. The Cuyahoga River winds its way through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

For specific addresses within the park, click on Park Addresses and GPS Coordinates.

For park maps click here.


Plane
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Akron-Canton Regional Airport offer many daily flights to the area. Car rentals are available at both airports.

Bus & Train
Bus stations are located in downtown Cleveland and Akron. The Amtrak station is in downtown Cleveland.

Car
Directions below are to Boston Mill Visitor Center located at 6947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264. (41° 15'45.3" N) (81° 33'37.3" W) To contact staff call 330-657-2752.

Directions from Akron, Ohio and points south:
  • Take I-77 North.
  • Keep left to take OH-8 North via Exit 125A toward Cuyahoga Falls for 12.6 miles.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road/Hines Hill Road exit 14A.
  • Turn right at the light, at the end of the exit, onto Boston Mills Road heading west for 4 miles. You will cross the Cuyahoga River.
  • The visitor center is the green and white building just across the river on your left. The entrance to the parking lot is to the left on Riverview Road.
Directions from Cleveland, Ohio and points due north:
  • Take I-77 South for 15.5 miles.
  • Take exit 147, Miller Road, and turn left at the end of the exit onto Miller Road for .6 miles.
  • Turn right onto OH-21/Brecksville Road for .4 miles.
  • Turn left onto Snowville Road for 2.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.7 miles. The parking lot will be to your left just past the Boston Mills Road intersection.
  • The visitor center is the white and green building, closest to Boston Mill Road, just across the train tracks.
Directions from Columbus, Ohio and points southwest:
  • Take I-71 North.
  • Merge onto I-271 North via exit 220 toward Erie, PA.
  • Take the OH-303 exit, exit 12, toward Richfield/Peninsula.
  • Turn right onto West Streetsboro Road/OH-303 and proceed for 1.8 miles.
  • Turn left at the first light onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.6 miles.
  • The visitor center parking lot will be on your right after the second overpass (I-271), just before the Boston Mill Road intersection.
  • The visitor center is the white and green building, closest to Boston Mill Road, just across the train tracks.
Directions from Toledo, Ohio and points west:
  • Take the I-80/I-90/Ohio Turnpike East.
  • Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the left toward Cleveland (Portions toll) and travel 108.4 miles.
  • Take the I-77 exit, exit 173, toward Cleveland/Akron for .5 miles.
  • Take the OH-21 exit toward Richfield/Brecksville for .2 miles.
  • Turn left onto OH-21/Breckville Road for .8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Snowville Road for 2.8 miles.
  • Turn right onto Riverview Road and proceed for 1.7 miles. The parking lot will be to your left just past the Boston Mills Road intersection.
  • The visitor center is the white and green building, closest to Boston Mill Road, just across the train tracks.
Directions from Youngstown, Ohio and points east:
  • Take I-80 West for 42.7 miles.
  • Merge onto OH-8 South via exit 180.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road, Hines Hill Ramp to the right.
  • Turn left at the light, at the end of the exit, onto Boston Mills Road heading west for 3.5 miles. You will cross the Cuyahoga River.
  • The visitor center is the green and white building just across the river on your left.
  • To enter the parking lot, drive past the visitor center to the intersection of Boston Mill and Riverview Road. Take a left on Riverview Road and the entrance to the parking lot is directly on your left.
Directions from Mentor, Ohio and points northeast:
  • Take I-90 West for 6.7 miles.
  • Keep left to take I-271 S via exit 188 for 21.4 miles.
  • Merge onto OH-8 South via exit 18A on the left toward Boston Hts/Akron.
  • Take the Boston Mills Road/Hines Hill Road exit 15. Turn right at the second light onto Boston Mills Road heading West for 3.3 miles. You will cross the Cuyahoga River.
  • The visitor center is the green and white building just across the river on your left.
  • To enter the parking lot, drive past the visitor center to the intersection of Boston Mill and Riverview Road. Take a left on Riverview Road and the entrance to the parking lot is directly on your left.
Driving distances from other cities:
Cleveland, OH 22 miles 30 min.
Akron, OH 18 miles 25 min.
Columbus, OH 129 miles 2.2 hours
Cincinnati, OH 230 miles 4 hours
Pittsburgh, PA 113 miles 2 hours
Chicago, IL 351 miles 6 hours
Indianapolis, IN 310 miles 5 hours
Charleston, WV 232 miles 4 hours
 

Last updated: November 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(440) 717-3890

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