Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville

#2 of 116 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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  • We just had the afternoon to visit this National Park but planned to come back later and explore more in depth. After a quick visit to the Boston Visitors Center we received park information tailored ...  more »
  • CVNP is the most underrated National Park but the most convenient for large population areas. Ride a train, bike for 100s of miles on well-maintained paths, or hike trails of diverse types with impres...  more »
  • It is a great park with so much to do, it was the perfect place for a weekend getaway. All of the rangers and volunteers were so helpful and knowledgeable. They love what they do and it shows. I was also really impressed, with the amount of people that visit there was hardly any trash on the ground. I also really enjoyed that the park is free! It is so nice that such an amazing place is free to anyone!
  • Definitely worth the drive from Columbus to Hike some unique trails. Dogs are allowed on all of the trails which I felt was some important information to share especially when traveling the to this destination. My current favorite is the Ledges Trail, its a good place to start.

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