Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville

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#2 of 93 in Nature in Ohio
Cuyahoga Valley National Park follows the Cuyahoga River, allowing visitors to hike or bike one of the many trails that showcase the region's waterfalls, old canals, and forests. The Towpath Trail runs 33.5 km (21 mi) along ravines and past craggy boulders. As you pass what look like typical farms, you'll discover that sections along the trails are recreated 19th- and early 20th-century farmland growing crops from these eras. You'll see several city parks included in the protected lands, many of which have concert and event venues. To tour the park while saving your feet, consider a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Facilities are available at either end of the trails, and a few restaurants and markets offer refreshments, but be sure to bring enough water for hike. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brecksville using our trip planner.
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  • In December 2017 I was lucky to be able visit Cuyahoga National Park. I have visited dozens of National Parks in the west but never in middle America. Cuyahoga Valley is simply, naturally beautiful. I...  more »
  • This is a national park inside a town...pretty nice model, just take care not get off the trail or you'll end up in private property. I'm not a biker ... I like mountains, so this park even though it'...  more »
  • took my 2 year old and dog on a road trip. had no idea this was here. we went to the boston visitors center and brandywine falls.  more »
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  • I like this park. It has easy, shady hiking trails, some nice waterfalls to check out, and it's a pretty convenient location. It's just . . . it doesn't feel like a national park to me. Every other national park I've been to has something--something remarkable, something unique, something stunningly memorable. Cuyahoga Valley has nothing like that. It's just a nice park.
  • I always make sure to stop and hike at Cuyahoga when I'm near Cleveland and stretch my legs. The gigantic mossy rock formations are always majestic and worth exploring. I hope to take some extended time to investigate more of the park. It's huge! So far I've hiked the Ledges trail, gone to the Brandywine Falls overlook and meandered along a few interconnected trails by the Happy Days Lodge. Gorgeous!
  • This place is incredible. My sister did her engagement photos here and I don't know why you'd go anywhere else! I had no idea this park featured so many different landscapes and cool buildings. I ran cross country meets here in high school and my boyfriend's family goes skiing at Boston Mills on the other side of the park. It's far from me but it's so worth the drive for all the beautiful trails and great amenities. I'd give it 6/5 stars if I could!
  • Such a beautiful place to spend time. Me and my sisters enjoy walking along the trails, and walking through the water in the summer time. It's peaceful, and really quite a nice to just go and think. There are also two pavilions near tinkers Creek that you could have a large party at and it would be a lovely time. Very clean restrooms as well! The lookout over the valley and river is especially beautiful. I highly recommend giving this place a visit!
  • This park system is always well kept and clean. There are plenty of places to go for individuals of all ages including nature centers, historic sights, and scenic highlights. My favorite thing to do is feed the birds each spring at the nature center! Plenty of good trails and fun events as well.
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