Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Hale Farm & Village is owned and operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society. The farm portion centers around the 1826 brick farmstead of Jonathan Hale, one of the earliest settlers in the Western Reserve. Historic buildings from the region constitute the Western Reserve Village, located across from Hale Farm. Potters, blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, candlemakers, and glassblowers demonstrate crafts of the early 19th century.

Blossom Music Center offers summer evening concerts that fill the air with classical and pop music. The Cleveland Orchestra spends its summers here and offers a variety of programs. Come early and enjoy a picnic dinner or take a relaxing walk before the concert begins. The natural grass amphitheater seats more than 15,000 people.

Porthouse Theatre is owned and operated by Kent State University. Summer stock includes Shakespeare, Broadway musicals, opera, and drama.

Boston Store
Visitors to this restored 1836 structure enjoy interactive museum exhibits on the craft of building canal boats. A full-scale canal boat stern, historic tools, and artifacts are featured. It is on the canal towpath at Boston Mills Road, in the village of Boston. Hours are limited in off seasons. Call 216-524-1497.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad parallels the Towpath Trail throughout CVNRA. Ride opportunities range from day-long excursions to bike/train options. For complete scheduling information and reservations, contact the railroad at 800-468-4070.

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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