Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tour

DurationDuration8 hours
DirectionsAudio Points114
Tour stops Tour Stops 24


Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tour

DurationDuration8 hours
DirectionAudio Points114
tour Tour Stops 24

About The Tour

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, nestled between Cleveland and Akron, is a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural history. Its picturesque landscapes, including waterfalls, forests, and the winding Cuyahoga River, provide a serene escape, while historic sites like the Ohio and Erie Canal add a touch of the region's rich heritage.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Go on a nostalgic journey through the park on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad where you’ll get picturesque views of the river, forests, and historic sites.

• Visit Brandywine Falls, a captivating 65-foot waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, accessible by a short trail, making it a must-see natural gem in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

• Hike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail which winds through the park, following the historic canal route and providing hikers and bikers with a scenic and historic journey through the valley.

• Check out Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum that allows visitors to step back in time and experience 19th-century rural life, complete with historic buildings, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

• Hike the Ledges Trail through stunning sandstone formations and moss-covered rocks.


Recommended Start Time: Before 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): The tour has four starting points: Interstate 77 North & South and Interstate 480 East & West
Time to complete: 8 hours

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Sample Tour Audio

The Ohio and Erie Canal
Cuyahoga Sparks a Movement
One Valley Two Valley Old Valley New Valley

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Where is Cuyhoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in northeastern Ohio, between the cities of Akron and Cleveland. This beautiful national park showcases the natural beauty of the Cuyahoga River and offers a variety of outdoor activities. On Shaka ...

How Big Is Cuyahoga Valley National Park?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio covers an area of approximately 33,000 acres. Shaka Guide’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tour will help you make the most of your trip. We’ve selected 24 of our favorite stops in the park including, Cuyah...

When Was Cuyahoga Valley National Park Founded?

Cuyahoga Valley National Park was designated as a national recreation area in 1974 and later redesignated as a national park in 2000 to preserve and protect the natural, cultural, and recreational resources found in the Cuyahoga River Valley. ...

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What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.

Tour FAQs

This tour has 24 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go

  • Cell Phone with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Driving Tour Downloaded
  • Car Phone Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount (optional, but very handy)
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hiking Clothes (layers during cooler weather)
  • Water Bottles
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Snacks/Picnic Lunch/Dinner (if desired)
  • Cash/Credit Card for Admission Fees
  • First Aid Kit
  • Coat or Jacket (For visiting the high-elevation peaks or the caverns)

What you spend depends on the activities you do, but here’s a list of entry fees on the tour: 

Hale Farm & Village:

  • Adults – $15.00
  • Children (ages 3-12) – $8.00
  • Children 2 and under – Free

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad tickets start at $18 for adults and $13 for children (ages 3-12)

There is no entrance fee to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please note, although the park is open year-round, some visitor centers, attractions, and areas of the park have varying hours of operation and seasonality. Learn more here.

Here are some hours of operation for major stops on the tour:

  • Boston Mill Visitor Center: The Boston Mill Visitor Center is open year-round except for New Years Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays. The visitor center is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

  • Canal Exploration Center: The summer season typically begins in June and ends after Labor Day weekend. Canal Exploration Center has limited hours in the spring and fall and closes for the winter season. Summer: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Spring & Fall: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Closed Nov-May.

  • Hunt House: Hunt House is open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hunt House is closed for the rest of the year.

  • Hale Farm & Village: Public Hours: Saturday – Sunday | 10:00am – 4:00pm. Please note, we are closed the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

  • The following areas are only open from Dawn until Dusk: 

    • Brandywine Falls

    • Ledges

    • Kendall Lake

    • Happy Days South Parking Area

Yes! The tour has four starting points: Interstate 77 North & South and Interstate 480 East & West. But, feel free to join the tour anywhere along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour is only available in one direction. 

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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