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Cuyahoga National Park

Just a short drive from bustling crowds and built-up cities is a haven of woodland walks and gorgeous waterfalls. 

Stroll along trails of maple and oak trees past dramatic high-sided gorges at Cuyahoga National Park. Relax at leafy picnic spots beside the river and marvel at cascading waterfalls. 

Head off along one of the forest paths beginning at the park’s visitor center. You will soon find yourself beneath a thick canopy of oak, birch and hemlock. Look for herons and ducks flying overhead and listen to the sound of water rushing along the winding river. 

The park features 70 waterfalls that momentarily bring the gentle river to a crashing roar. Perhaps the most impressive of these is Brandywine Falls, which can be viewed from the 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) trail of the same name. Climb the path up a short rugged hill to a lookout before descending into an impressive rocky gorge. 

Elsewhere, walk sections of the Buckeye Trail which winds through the park and incorporates views of several sumptuous waterfalls. Pristine clear water plummets from a sandstone shelf at Blue Hen Falls while Bridal Veil Falls is a slanted rock surface that becomes particularly spectacular after heavy rain. 

Reenergize with lunch at one of the picnic tables along the idyllic river before you grab your bike and enjoy a relaxing cycle along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Running beside the charming waterway, this completely flat route is a great option for families with young children. If your legs tire before finishing, flag down the train that has several boarding stations along the trail as part of the Bike Aboard! program.

Try the park’s two scavenger hunts: Earthcaching uses a GPS to locate geological formations and questing provides clues to find hidden natural treasures. 

Cuyahoga National Park is in northeast Ohio, 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Cleveland and 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Akron. The park is open year-round and entry is free. Stop at the Boston Store Visitor Center near the park entrance for maps and information. Book guided walks and tours here as well. 

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The Perfect Get Away
The Perfect Get Away

The Perfect Get Away

Peninsula, OH
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Peninsula, this historic vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Peninsula Depot and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Boston Mills Ski Resort and Boston Store Visitor Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Hidden Gem in the Valley!
    Hidden Gem in the Valley!

    Hidden Gem in the Valley!

    Peninsula, OH
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on a river, this historic vacation home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Peninsula Depot and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Boston Mills Ski Resort and Boston Store Visitor Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Quiet & Private in the Heart of Peninsula, National Park and on the Towpath
      Quiet & Private in the Heart of Peninsula, National Park and on the Towpath

      Quiet & Private in the Heart of Peninsula, National Park and on the Towpath

      Peninsula, OH
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on a river, this historic vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Peninsula Depot and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Boston Mills Ski Resort and Boston Store Visitor Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cleveland Macedonia $61
        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cleveland Macedonia

        La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cleveland Macedonia

        268 East Highland Rd, Macedonia, OH
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Fun 'n' Stuff and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Windmill Golf Center is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.

          Quality Inn & Suites $51
          Quality Inn & Suites

          Quality Inn & Suites

          4742 Brecksville Rd, Richfield, OH
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Richfield hotel is located in a national park, within 2 mi (3 km) of Furnace Run Metro Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Sleepy Hollow Golf Course is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

            Baymont by Wyndham Boston Heights/Hudson
            Baymont by Wyndham Boston Heights/Hudson

            Baymont by Wyndham Boston Heights/Hudson

            6731 Industrial Pkwy, Hudson, OH
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in a national park, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Boston Mills Ski Resort and MGM Northfield Park.

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macedonia, OH $63
              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macedonia, OH

              Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macedonia, OH

              7820 Capital Blvd, Macedonia, OH
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Macedonia, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Fun 'n' Stuff and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Brandywine Ski Resort and MGM Northfield Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Norwood Inn Hudson - Akron North
                Norwood Inn Hudson - Akron North

                Norwood Inn Hudson - Akron North

                6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Brandywine Ski Resort, MGM Northfield Park, and Hudson Springs Park. Blossom Music Center and Aurora Farms Premium Outlets are also within 16 mi (25 km).