If you are blind or have low vision, Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a range of services to help you have a great visit. This is a work in progress. Check back for updates.
Cuyahoga Valley’s park map and guide is available in two alternative formats: braille and audio only.
We encourage you to start at Boston Mill Visitor Center, located in the center of the park and open year round. It offers a braille version of the park’s map and guide, and a tactile floor plan. The exhibits have other tactile elements including a large map of Cuyahoga Valley. The exhibits have been audio described. You can access this in two ways. If you own an iPhone, download the free "NPS Audio Description Tours" app and select "Cuyahoga Valley National Park." If you do not, the ranger at the desk can lend you a device.
Other Places with Audio Description
More than 100 locations, including most outdoor graphic panels, have been audio described. We are gradually making this available on our website and on the National Park Service mobile app. The complete list is:
Audio Stations on the Towpath Trail
The outdoor exhibits at these locations include a hand-cranked audio station with four educational messages. The list is:
Tactile Exhibits on the Towpath Trail
The following outdoor exhibits along the popular Towpath Trail include tactile elements. When walking this trail, keep right and listen for bicyclists passing on the left. The list is:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a Voices of the Valley audio tour available on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train Tracker app for your smart phone.
Tandem Bike Program
The national park partners with the Cleveland Sight Center to offer a seasonal tandem bike program along the Towpath Trail. Contact us for information.
If you did not find answers to your questions, email us. We also welcome your suggestions for removing barriers and creating more enjoyable experiences.
Last updated: October 27, 2023