A road trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park should be on your fall bucket list
Fall in Ohio was meant to be spent outdoors.
Yes, sometimes it can get a little rainy or cold, but it’s still the best season in Ohio. This is especially true once the leaves start to change. You can have some fantastic adventures in the state this fall. You can stay low-key and local by visiting pumpkin fields and corn mazes, or you can embrace your inner adventure geek and go on unique hikes and beautiful views.
But if you want to see the best of Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park should definitely be on your fall pick list. There are so many fantastic hikes to do and views to take in around the park, that a day trip probably won’t be enough.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is rightfully beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, but it’s downright spectacular in the fall. Cuyahoga Valley National Park typically receives over 2.2 million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most visited national parks in the country.
If you only have time to see one thing at CVNP, it should definitely be Brandywine Falls. It is one of the main attractions of the park, and for good reason: it is breathtaking.
The waterfall is 60 feet tall and the top of the falls is surrounded by a canopy of fall foliage. A walk will take visitors to an upper and accessible viewing area for the falls. A lower viewing platform requires visitors to descend approximately 80 steps.
There are over 125 miles of hiking trails in the park. The park’s trails range from flat to difficult and cross a variety of habitats such as wetlands, forests and fields. The National Park Service has great suggestions for family hikes and hikes for all skill levels.
One of the best experiences to have when visiting the park is the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. A train ride will take you to the most picturesque views of the park. Tickets cost $ 20, but for an additional $ 10 you can book a passage in the glass-roofed wagon.
For more information on planning the perfect trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, be sure to visit the official Cuyahoga Valley National Park website or download the National Park Service app.
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