Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Open Hours
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is open every day of the year.

Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours.

The park operates on a seasonal schedule:
Spring = March, April, and May
Summer = June, July, and August
Fall = September, October, and November
Winter = December, January, and February


Winter Sports Center at M.D. Garage

(440) 717-3890
1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(81° 33.512' W) (41° 15.803' N)

The Winter Sports Center operates seasonally out of M.D. Garage, across the river from Boston Mill Visitor Center. Snowshoes and cross country skis are available for rent when there is at least six inches of snow.


Special Event Sites

View of the front of the Happy Days Lodge taken on a sunny summer day.
Happy Days Lodge in the summer

NPS / DJ Reiser

Happy Days Lodge

500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303)
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(81° 30.499' W) (41° 13.859' N)
This is a special events site only.The facility is available for rentals, concerts, lectures, and special activities. For reservations call (330) 657-2909 ext. 119.

Howe Meadow Barn and part of the Howe Meadow field on a sunny summer's day
Howe Meadow Barn

©Sara Guren

Howe Meadow

4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(81° 34.912' W) (41° 11.359' N)
The grounds are available for weddings, running events, and other special activities. For permit information call (440) 546-5991.

Last updated: January 27, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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