If You Have Mobility Needs
- Many of the park’s most popular attractions are fully accessible: the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail (including the Beaver Marsh near Ira Trailhead), Canal Exploration Center, the Everett Covered Bridge, Brandywine Falls (upper boardwalk), and the heronry along Bath Road.
- Begin your adventure at Boston Store Visitor Center. Pick up or download the park’s Schedule of Events. Ranger-led program descriptions include trail surface, presence of stairs and hills, distance, and pace.
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a car with a lift. To request seats in it, call 800-468-4070 ext. 1.
- All children can earn a badge using the park’s Junior Ranger Handbook or Junior Ranger, Jr. Activity Cards.
- Horseshoe Pond has an accessible fishing pier close to the parking lot.
- The picnic shelters at Octagon and Ledges are accessible rental facilities. Book them at recreation.gov.
- The national park and its partners offer self-guided Canalway Quests. Rhyming clues tell a place’s special story. Quests list mobility considerations; several are wheelchair accessible.
- Stanford House offers an accessible room for overnight lodging.
If You Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park can provide assistive listening (AL) devices or sign-language interpreters for park programs. Please make a request two weeks beforehand. Contact us at 440-546-5992 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the Schedule of Events for programs offering AL devices upon demand.
- At Canal Exploration Center, exhibits are open captioned and AL devices are available.
- Boston Store Visitor Center provides a subtitled video about the national park.
- AL devices and a captioned version of the Voices of the Valley audio tour are available aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
If You Have Visual Needs
- Large-print versions of this and other bulletins, the park’s Schedule of Events, and the Valley Volunteer newsletter are available upon request by calling 440-546-5991.
- Winter activities and tandem bike programs are offered in conjunction with the Cleveland Sight Center throughout the year.
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Audio Tour
If You Have a Cognitive Disorder
Ohio Winter Special Olympics are held annually in the national park. Check the winter Schedule of Events for details.
- Ask about our ranger-led programs, Junior Ranger Handbook, and Junior Ranger, Trailhead Activity Cards.
- Environmental Education Center (330-657-2796 ext. 100) and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (800-468-4070 ext. 1) can accommodate groups of children or adults with special needs.
Serving You BetterAre you or a loved one apprehensive about participating in park activities because of a mental or physical condition? Ranger Arrye, the park’s accessibility coordinator, can help you plan a great visit. Contact her at 440-546-5992 or email@example.com. Suggestions on how to make the national park more welcoming to all visitors are encouraged. If you or your organization want to become more involved, consider becoming a Park for All Volunteer. Provide input on planning projects and find volunteer activities that match your interests and schedule. To learn more, contact the volunteer office at 330-657-2299 or volunteer@cuva.
Check the Valley Guide!
Our park schedule of events has a calendar listing with symbols to show which programs are accessible. The Valley Guide is availible at Boston Store Visitor Center. Events are also listed on our online calendar.