Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Cuyahoga Valley National Park
15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141-3018
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Canal Visitor Center
Here you will find information and publications. Exhibits illustrate the 12,000 years of history in the Valley, including the history of the canal. The canal-era building once served canal boat passengers waiting to pass through Ohio & Erie Canal Lock 38. Canal lock demonstrations are conducted seasonally on weekends by National Park Service staff and by volunteers wearing period costumes. Located at the intersection of Canal and Hillside roads in Valley View, the center is open year-round, except January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25. Call 216-524-1497.

Happy Days Visitor Center
This visitor center offers information and many activities. Here you can attend concerts, lectures, plays, and special events. Or, you may hike on the trails that are nearby. It is on Ohio 303, east of Peninsula and west of Ohio 8. Hours are limited in off seasons. For information, call voice/TDD 216-650 4636.

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center
The Hunt Farm property is typical of the small family farms that once dotted the Cuyahoga Valley. Here you can get information about park activities and see exhibits about the area's agricultural history. Next to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and near the intersection of Bolanz and Riverview roads, it is an ideal starting point for a hike or a bicycle ride. Call 216-650-4636.

CVNRA operates no campgrounds. There are campgrounds and accommodations nearby; ask for a list at any visitor center. The Inn at Brandywine Falls and the American Youth Hostel Stanford House use historic farmhouses to provide overnight accommodations.

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, many activities, and the visitor centers are accessible for visitors with disabilities. Ask at a visitor center for Access CVNRA.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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