Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville

4.4
#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. Put Cuyahoga Valley National Park into our Brecksville vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brecksville.
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  • August 14, 2017
    For a National Park, it's underwhelming. There are good paths to hike, but not much scenery. The plant life is lovely, good amount of wildflowers. The Towpath appeared to be a very nice place for bike...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    CVNP shows off the majestic beauty of northeastern Ohio, with its rolling hills, beautiful trees, covered bridges and majestic herons.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    My wife and I frequent CVNP frequently due to its close proximity. We are regulars on the towpath bike trail and enjoy a good hike on the park's many maintained trails. We always try to incorporate a ...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Great National Park close to Cleveland. Scenic train is a must! Saw most of the park in one afternoon, so great if you're on a time constraint. Next time coming back with bikes, had a great time here. Very scenic!
  • June 11, 2017
    A great park. Lots to see and plenty of nature in the heart of Ohio. Not as rustic as some, but not every trip needs bison and bears. Quaint homes, train rides, bike riding, board walks to water falls with B&B's and comfortable hotels near by make this a great option for those that don't want to drive too far or rough it.
  • July 10, 2017
    Obviously not as rustic as some of the western parks being 30 minutes from Cleveland, so temper your expectations as far as that goes. But it's a beautiful park, with lovely waterfalls, wetlands, and bridges. Quaint towns inside the park give access to shops and dining. I didn't bring my bike or ride the train, so I'll have to return! Definitely bring or rent bikes. A surprising amount of this park was wheelchair/stroller accessible, including some of the major trails.
  • July 6, 2017
    Ohio's National Park has plenty to do. Variety of hiking trails, the towpath trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Cuyahoga River, golf, dining and more with a beautiful n natural backdrop. Ranger-led hikes are a great way to learn more about the park.
  • July 6, 2017
    Love this place always have since I've been a child sled riding brought my kids here during their youth just adore this place.. and I've Been Everywhere. But you have to love the Cuyahoga Valley National Parks

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