Discover the wonder of Cuyahoga Valley National Park through unique experiences on foot, bike, and railway. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad presents an exciting program that allows you to embark on a journey to your preferred destination, disembark, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
If you prefer to start off exploring by foot or bike, you can begin your adventure at any point along the trail network within Cuyahoga National Park. As you meander through the park’s well-maintained pathways, you’ll encounter awe-inspiring landscapes, hidden gems, and numerous points of interest. Capture the mesmerizing beauty of cascading waterfalls, witness the vibrant colors of wildflowers, and encounter wildlife along the trails.
When you reach a train depot during your trail adventure, you have the option to flag down the train and hop aboard for a relaxing and scenic journey back to your starting point.
Another alternative experience is to board the train initially and proceed directly to your desired destination, where you can disembark and commence your adventure.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides passengers with a choice of three distinctive seating options, each offering its own experience. These include Frist Class, Dome Seating, and Coach, ensuring that there is a seating choice to suit every traveler’s preference.
Dome seating, as the name suggests, offers a truly extraordinary perspective. Situated in a specially designed domed car, this seating option allows passengers to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the surrounding nature. The glass-enclosed dome provides a 360-degree vantage point, offering an immersive experience where passengers can marvel at the ever-changing landscapes, towering trees, and stunning views. Dome Seating truly brings you closer to nature, creating a captivating journey unlike any other.
Once you are aboard and have your seat feel free to walk around and take in the awe-inspiring renowned train car artists. Each car has its own style. Stop by the café and purchase beverages, snacks, and memorabilia. Also, during your journey, you can look forward to a delightful and educational experience with a knowledgeable trainman.
Whether you start with the train or the towpath, this unique transportation method combination enables you to customize your Cuyahoga National Park experience. The program offers flexibility and the opportunity to embrace the best of both worlds-unforgettable train rides through picturesque landscapes and invigorating hikes that bring you closer to nature.
For more information about pricing, hours of operation, the Explorer Program, routes, and more visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, CVSRailroad, for up-to-date events and information. Be on the lookout for their signature event, North Pole Adventure, as they are currently finishing the details. We at CompassOhio would be thrilled to hear about your experiences traveling by train or towpath below in our comment section.