Brecksville, OH 44141
Though a short distance from the urban environments of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The winding Cuyahoga - the "crooked river" as named by American Indians - gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for flora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides recreation and solitude for Ohio's residents and visitors.
Hours + Fees
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is open every day. Some areas close at dusk. The remaining areas are open 24 hours. All visitor centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.
Fall Visitor Center Hours
Canal Visitor Center focuses on life along the canal and human history in the valley. Open daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Happy Days Visitor Center is primarily an information/orientation facility, but also holds a variety of interpretive and musical programs. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center has exhibits highlighting agricultural history and recreational opportunities in the valley. Open weekends, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Boston Store exhibits tell the story of canal-boat building in the valley. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in September and October. Open weekends only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in November.
Peninsula Depot Visitor Center is an information/orientation facility developed to help visitors explore CVNP, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Village of Peninsula, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Open weekends only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., September and November. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in October.
Frazee House features exhibits relating to architectural styles, construction techniques, and the Frazee family.
Map + Directions
Cuyahoga Valley National Park can be accessed by many different highways, including I-77, I-271, I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), and State Route 8. Park signs are visible from each of these freeways as you get close to the valley.