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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Address: 15610 Vaughn Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141-3018
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A Nice Smallish National Park

We had one day in Independence and we're huge National Parks fans, so we were really excited to find a National Park right in town! We visited in a Tuesday (in March) so most of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dana S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had one day in Independence and we're huge National Parks fans, so we were really excited to find a National Park right in town! We visited in a Tuesday (in March) so most of the centers were closed. We started north and visited the Scenic Railroad Trains run weekends only, but there was a nice footbridge that lead to... More 

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ohio
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This whole area is perfect to take a hike, ride your bike, take a run and enjoy Mother Nature's views along the Cuyahoga River. There are a pair of "resident eagles" and alot of history of the Ohio Canal. One of these days it will go all the way to Lake Erie. We live in the community surrounding this area... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

You can make a great trip out of this park for at least two days. We loved it and here are my suggestions: Day One- Go to the Rockside Station with your bike and load it on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Ride to Peninsula or Akron and ride back on the towpath across the park. It's only 14 miles... More 

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The park is just minutes from many areas of Cleveland. Takethe chance to use it. It is a unique opportunity to get back to nature.

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is one of my favorite parks to hike and do photography the KNOBS from out of state who visit complain and whine please stay in your state where you belong instead of coming to OHIO and berating what we have for recreation.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Not as peaceful as National Park should be. Major highways and roads go through it. It's nice to stop and stretch your legs whenever you are passing through and I am glad we did not make a special trip

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Stow, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The CVNP is an amazing resource for northeast Ohio. The have trails for everyone, and the scenery is astonishingly beautiful. I've yet to find a trail that isn't excellent

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great small park in a beautiful setting. Perfect for 3 to 4 days of activities depending on how much you want to do. We hikes many trails, saw some great waterfalls, biked along the river and generally enjoyed the park. A park feeling, but just miles from restaurants, shopping etc. I loved it. You must do the Ledges Trail if... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stopped at Brandywine Falls, which had a nice walking trail along a boardwalk that gave us great views of the falls. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Northfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Free tickets for VETS and our families. Took a nephew 4 years old and the surprise look when he saw Santa come on the train and picked him up he loved it and was so excited when the train went thru a north pole decoration.

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