Can one camp out in the park, during the day, or overnight?
There are five campsites currently found in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They’re able to be used between late May, and the last week of October. One needs to make a reservation. Call 330-657-2909, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9a.m. and 4p.m. The fee is $20 for one site. This includes 6 people.
How do I access the train ride?
The Scenic Train Ride makes several stops in the National Park, and around the Cuyahoga Valley. Within the park, the train runs along much of the Towpath Trail. If one is hiking or biking on the trail, one is advised to be waiting at the stop several minutes before the train’s expected arrival. If one is with a bike, they should wave both arms in the air, as a signal to the conductor that you wish to board the train with your bicycle.
What are the opening hours of the park, and its Visitor Centers?
The park is open all year. The exceptions are the major holidays. Most of the areas in the park are open all day. Nearly all of the Visitor Centers are open everyday, from approximately 9a.m. until 4p.m.
Where can I stay when visiting the region?
One can either camp out in the park, or stay in one of the hostels or bed and breakfasts that are located within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If one is looking to stay at a hotel, one has the choice to stay at a local inn in the nearby town of Brecksville, or at one of the higher end hotels located in the cities of Akron or Cleveland. Both of these cities are within 30 minutes driving distance to Cuyahoga Valley.
What type of weather can I expect upon arrival in the region?
There are four seasons in the Cuyahoga Valley. In the summer, the weather is usually in the 80’s, whereas in the colder months of the winter, it can reach the teens. There is snowfall here in 5 or 6 months during the year. There are moderate amounts of rainfall throughout the year. Overall the climate is very manageable.