Operating Hours & Seasons

Park Hours

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

The park operates on a seasonal schedule. Please check our website for updates.


Evening Closures

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

  • Brandywine Falls
  • Ledges
  • Octagon
  • Kendall Lake
  • Happy Days South Parking Area
  • Kendall Hills Area on Quick Road

Learn more about park closures in the Superintendent's Compendium.



Winter Sports Center

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 are available for rent when there is at least four inches of snow. Learn more on our winter sports page.


Special Event Sites

Exterior of a long, wood-shingled brown building with a grassy lawn in front and trees in the background.
Happy Days Lodge in the summer.

NPS / D.J. 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.

Exterior of a two-story brown barn surrounded by a grassy field and trees in the background.
The 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. Learn more about special park uses and permits.

Last updated: April 25, 2022

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville , OH 44141


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