Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Visited: August 2018

Duration: 1/2 day (could have been 2 days)

Accommodations: Baymont by Wyndham Boston Heights

Cuyahoga Valley National Park was our final destination on National Park Trip Season 3.  We are making the trek back towards home.  I had planned about a day and a half here but we are getting worn out so we finished off an afternoon and evening here and called it good.  There are many things here to do at this park and we missed out on them. This park can easily be revisited by us because it is on the way out east.  If I do venture back I would love to come in the fall and I will definitely add a train ride to the mix.  We saw lots of people that rented bikes and looked miserable, we might even try that too.

Our trip to this wonderful park started out at the Boston Visitor Center, we grabbed our Junior Rangers and headed to work.  We watched the short film upstairs. There is a hike here we had to do in the book and also a letter box scavenger hunt that was centered around the visitor center.  It is a beautiful area and a fun junior ranger.

Boston Store Visitor Center
Listening for sounds on our hike.
Antique Garage next to the VC
We found the letterbox!

 We also stopped in across from the visitor center and enjoyed some ice cream, we sat outside chatting with other park goers while the kids did some of their books.  Lots of people on bikes coming and going.  Once done with the Boston Store area we headed out to see Brandywine Falls.  Short little drive up there and not a long hike to the falls.  It was getting later in the day so we ran into zero people on this hike. Easy hike to see some great falls.

Brandywine Falls


Trail on the way to the falls

We went out next to find a Park sign to get the family photo next to. This took us quite awhile and we finally found one at the corner of Valley View Road and Chaffee Road. After our long journey here today and the few hours we spent we are hungry and tired.  We ventured into town for the evening and called it a day.

The next morning we headed back to Visitor Center to get our Junior Ranger badges and patches.  Bought our magnets, stickers and did the cancellation thing.  I can’t believe it but we are National Parked out for the summer, ready to head home to sleep in our own beds, see our dogs and plan next years trip 🙂


That’s it for National Park Trip Season 3.  Stop back for National Park Trip Season 4 Spring Break edition where we will be going on a Civil War Expedition.

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