Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville

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#2 of 61 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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  • 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!
  • Love all the hiking trails around summit county. All are well kept and clean. They have all levels for everyone activity levels...even stroller/wheelchair. We are so lucky to have access to these beautiful parks.
  • Came to feed the chickadees. I didn't get one to land on me, but that's because I'm not very patient. A lady with white gloves did. I think having white gloves helped. They could see the black sunflower seeds on her white gloves and not my black ones. The staff was very friendly, open, & informative. The place was beautiful and I wish we'd had time for a hike around the trails even in the heavy snow that day. The place is gorgeous. My mom wants to go back & bring my dad. It's a bit of a distance for me, but if someone took me, I'd be excited to go. πŸ’–πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ₯πŸ¦πŸπŸƒπŸ‚πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ±πŸŒ°πŸŒπŸ›πŸπŸž
  • We really enjoyed this National Park. It offered great hiking and most importantly, it was very dog friendly. The most beautiful area that we came across was The Ledges. This was just a very short, easy hike from the parking area, but once you were there, it felt like you were in a whole different world. There were other people hiking, but it never once felt crowded and everyone we met was extremely friendly! Great park, would definitely go back!
  • This is definitely one of the most scenic places in northeast Ohio. I ride my bike on the towpath through here every once in a while and it’s always my favorite part of the ride. It’s also a very good place for photography. There is a ton of wildlife here. The boardwalk here is really cool. I even come to the park every once in a while to do homework because it’s so relaxing.

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