Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the perfect place for you and your family to bond, while learning about and experiencing this vast 33,000-acre national park. You never know what you'll find when you begin your adventure at CVNP. From playing in a sunny field to encountering a Great Blue Heron for the first time - you'll be amazed at what you find!
Wondering where to start? Here are just a few of the many ways to enjoy yourself at your national park!
Our new outdoor adventure mystery series. Over 20 Quests are now available in the region. Follow the clues to solve the mystery - and find the hidden box - contained in each Quest. (April 15 - November 15) Free & fun for school age to adults!
Over 400 species have been discovered in Ohio! So just look up and let your experience begin...
Have the kids become Junior Rangers!
Children ages 7 -12 can earn badges, while learning how to care for their national park. (Ages 4 to 6 have their own Junior Ranger program!) Learn more about this free program by visiting: http://www.nps.gov/cuva/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm
Bike the trail, ride the rail for $3. Flag down the train at a boarding station along the Scenic Rail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Great family fun! (Seasonal)
Go on Discovery Drives
There’s always more to explore — families can visit local farms, enjoy a picnic, canal boat rides (at certain locations), learn about the park at visitor centers, have amazing adventures on the Towpath Trail, and so much more!
Grab a bite to eat at Trail Mix
Trail Mix offers fresh ice cream, sandwiches, and plenty of snacks when you’re ready to take a break and enjoy the sites from the patio.
- Bring maps, water, be aware of weather conditions, and each child’s limitations prior to your Towpath outings
- Check Cuyahoga Valley National Park Alerts before you go so you are aware of any construction or closings due to adverse weather.
- Each of the Park Districts and the National Park post temporary trail closures; so check often.