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

 
Boston Mill Visitor Center Exterior
Boston Mill Visitor Center Exterior

NPS Photo / Ted Toth

Boston Mill Visitor Center
(330) 657-2752
6947 Riverview Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264

(41° 15'45.3" N) (81° 33'37.3" W)

Welcome to our brand new visitor center! The Boston Mill Visitor Center is a good place to start your visit at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Meet park staff, get questions answered, and learn more about park scheduled events and places to visit. You can pick up relevant brochures, maps, passport stamps, purchase park-themed merchandise, and America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes.


  • Fall, Winter, and Spring: Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 
Winter Sports Center at M.D. Garage
(330) 657-2752
1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264

(81° 33.512' W) (41° 15.803' N)

The Winter Sports Center will be operating out of M.D. Garage, across the river from Boston Mill Visitor Center. Snowshoes and cross country skis will be available for rent when there is at least six inches of snow.
 
View of the main entrance of Canal Exploration Center from the Towpath Trail.
View of the main entrance of Canal Exploration Center from the Towpath Trail.

NPS / Ted Toth

Canal Exploration Center
(216)-524-3537

7104 Canal Road, intersection of Canal and Hillside roads
Valley View, Ohio 44125
(81° 36.805' W) (41° 22.355' N)

Discover the Ohio & Eerie canal in the storied Canal Exploration Center that was once used as a tavern, a general store, a residence, and a park visitor center. Find out how the canal shaped the nation through in-depth, interactive Canal Era exhibits for children and adults.

  • Spring (May)
    Open weekends only 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Summer: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fall: Wednesday through Sundays in September and October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November : Open weekends only 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed : December - April
 
View of the entrance sign and the front of the Hunt House Information Center.
Hunt House Information Center

NPS/ Peter Wilson

Hunt House
2054 Bolanz Road, between Riverview and Akron Peninsula Roads
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(81° 34.319' W) (41° 12.026' N)
Hunt House offers child-friendly nature exhibits, a rest area along the Towpath Trail, and information about nearby attractions.

  • Spring: April and May, Open weekends only; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Summer: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Fall: September - October; Open weekends only; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed : November - March
 

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 facility is available for rentals, concerts, and special activities, including Saturday Farmers' Markets. For reservations call (440) 546-5944.

Last updated: November 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752

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