The Cuyahoga Valley has been around since the past 12,000 years. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) was established back when local citizens and influential leaders at the time came together to try and preserve the valley’s heritage.
The park is open every day, for 24 hours a day. Almost all attractions are accessible at all times except for the Brandywine Falls, Virginia Kendall Ledges, Octagon, and the Lake. These close at sunset and reopen in the morning. People love to travel here during the spring time because with the spring come more flowers and the trails to walk in through the park look lively and colorful.
It is better to dress warmly during the spring rain because the temperature can go as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the daytime and almost freezing at night. The weather at CVNP changes rapidly, because of the lake effect snow that comes from Lake Erie.
The Visitor’s Centers
The Boston Store Visitor Center
The Boston Store Visitor Center is a great place to begin your journey through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You’ll get to introduce yourself to the staff that work at the park, ask whatever questions you may have, and learn more about the history and importance of the park.
They also offer a video where you can learn more about what to look forward to when you explore the park. Over at the visitor’s center, you have access to pamphlets and maps that teach you more about how to navigate through the park.
Canal Exploration Center
This is one of the park’s latest additions to the tourist attractions. It used to be used as a tavern and a store. People even used to live in it at one point. Now, this building works as a hands-on location for people to learn more about the canal era.
The Hunt House is ideal for exhibits and sites that children can also participate in. There’s a place to rest along the Towpath Trail and an area for more information about the attractions.