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Proud to Have This National Park In My Backyard

Reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I was a little concerned when reviewers voiced their opinions that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willoughby, Ohio
Close to the city

Nice views, nature trails and beautiful waterfalls. Love the place to go with the kids and pet... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Larissa P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I was a little concerned when reviewers voiced their opinions that CVNP didn't deserve to be included as a National Park. Sure it's a little broken up due to the fact that it's in the city but it is beautiful and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mikelcesc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice views, nature trails and beautiful waterfalls. Love the place to go with the kids and pet. Easy to get there from Cleveland and very easy to get through. The forest staff was super nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larissa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its value is definitely its proximity to multiple local cities/suburbs, meaning if you spend the day in the park you can easily get back to your hotel or Cleveland without much hassle. Most of it seems like the canal pathway, so good if you were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hatzlacha
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We started at the Visitor Center, where the staff kindly suggested two hikes and marked them on a map. We saw Brandywine Falls in the morning. Be careful if it is below freezing... we found lots of slippery spots.. but the handrails helped and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MrsPsPicks
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We detoured here on our way to Cleveland. I've never been to a national park so close to the highway and with so many residential homes. Really nothing to see here.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beautiful park, surrounded by lush vegetation, some caves, nice place for a walk - no matter if alone, with family or in a romantic moment... The sunset view is gorgeous... worth seeing if you're nearby

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alewill70
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We’ve walked these trails and biked them discovering the beauty of this park many times. There are lots of things to see on these trails from aquatic life to a crane nesting area and so many trees and plant life. One day we went earlier...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liperren
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I took my grandsons 12 & 15 1/2 to see the the Falls and walk around. It is clean and beautiful. Great place to take pictures. We did some walking around, and they enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anna Marie D
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Cuyahoga Valley was converted to a National Park sometime in early 2000s. If you’ve been to National Parks west of Mississippi, this might not be your first choice. That being said, it’s an interesting place to visit during fall. The colors are pretty amazing and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SDR007
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Wife, two boys (2 and 4), and I visited this area. We had to come two days to get in what was on our list. Day one was Blue Hen Falls then hiking the Ledges, Octagon, and Kendal Lake trails with a lunch at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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26 September 2018|
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Response from Caron W | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like from the other answers that a train is available. Make sure to check schedules and locations before heading out. Good Luck!
Scott C
17 June 2018|
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Response from 69patg | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at La Quinta in Macedonia. Convenient location and reasonable price.
14 May 2018|
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Response from HikerNova | Reviewed this property |
Yes. U need to get a permit form the rangers office. One word of warning- Cuyahoga valley is infested with ticks!!! be very careful where you decide to camp and make sure you talk to the rangers first.