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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.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
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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What you spend depends on the activities you do, but here’s a list of entry fees on the tour:
Hale Farm & Village:
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:
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.
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