A River Renewed

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Boston Mill Train Depot was an outdoor visitor center where staff are helping visitors.

Be Prepared

Call 440-546-5960 for information on closures. Check conditions. Rangers are at Boston Mill Visitor Center to answer questions, 10am - 4pm.

A gray minivan navigates a crowded parking lot

Be Flexible

Be flexible and do your part to reduce crowding. Opt for less-crowded park locations and less-crowded days of the week to visit.

A couple are walking their dog along the Beaver Marsh

Be Kind

Stay home if you're sick, stay 6 feet away from other visitors, travel clockwise on loop trails, pick up after your pet, and stay on trails.

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Over 125 miles of hiking trails are available for your hiking pleasure in CVNP. These trails range from nearly level to challenging.

Trip Planner

Trip Planner

Plan your trip ahead of time. Check for alerts, events, safety, and recommendations!

View down a rusting white metal truss bridge with a wooden floor spanning a muddy river.

Preserving the Station Road Bridge

The historic Station Road Bridge spans the Cuyahoga in Brecksville. In 2020-2021 it will get a major makeover.

The Canal Diversion Dam viewed from above during the fall.

Removing the Dam

The Brecksville Diversion Dam and Pinery Feeder Dam were removed in 2020. This marks a huge win for the restoration of the Cuyahoga River.

People walking on the banks of a stream covered in straw and fabric. Sandbar with rocks forming.

Restoring Stanford Run

After a half-century of problems, Stanford Run was reconnected to the Cuyahoga River in 2019-2020.

A uniformed ranger speaks to three children in green vests covered in Junior Ranger badges

Be A Junior Ranger

Discover activities you can do as a family inside and outside the home, with children ages 3 and up.

Man dressed in a loincloth holds an atlatl and spear above his head; in the distance a running deer.

Teacher Resources: Prehistoric Peoples

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, explore resources for educators who teach about prehistoric American Indians in Ohio.

A pair of river otters swimming at Beaver Marsh.


Get to know the wild animals that inhabit your national park.

An African American female ranger speaks to a group of Black girls who look out over a wetland.

Women of Cuyahoga Valley

Explore stories of women in and near Cuyahoga Valley. Check back for new research inspired by the 19th Amendment centennial.

Kendall Ledges Shelter in the Spring

Permits & Reservations

Space rental, photography, weddings, commercial use, research and special events.

Last updated: November 12, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141


(440) 717-3890

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