Photo by NPS/Sara Guren

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy CVNP! Find tons of ways to escape those chilly winter days!

Visit the Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake Shelter to get rental equipment for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Escape the cold with a crackling fire and a hot beverage at the Winter Sports Center. Center staff and volunteers provide visitors with updated weather forecasts, area maps, and schedules of park events. Take a look at your national park's Schedule of Events to keep up with the latest events and happenings this winter season!

Winter Sports Center

1000 Truxell Road 
Peninsula, OH 44264

Please note: The Winter Sports Center will be closed until December 2014. For more information, visit the NPS website.


Kendall Hills on Quick Road, about one mile east of Akron Peninsula Road. Parking is located at Pine Hollow (5465 Quick Road, Peninsula 44264), Crow Foot Gully Picnic Area (5365 Quick Road, Peninsula 44264), and Little Meadow (5249 Quick Road, Peninsula 44264) parking lots. Separate areas are designated for sleds and toboggans. Some areas are closed to sledding to prevent conflicts with cross-country ski trails.

Downhill Skiing and Snow Tubing

Brandywine Ski Resort, 1146 West Highland Road, Sagamore Hills 44067, and Boston Mills Ski Resort, 7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264, offer downhill skiing. Equipment rental and instruction are available. Polar Blast Tubing Park, next to Brandywine Ski Resort, offers snow tubing Friday through Sunday for those who want to enjoy the slopes without skiing or snowboarding!

Father and Daughter Snowshoeing by NPS/Sara Guren


1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264  |  Tel 330 657 2909  |  Fax 330 657 2328