World Class Destination
The Cuyahoga Valley is a “Valley” asset on par with other famous valleys: Napa, Sonoma, Silicon and Hudson. Our Valley’s distinctiveness lays in its easy access to unique historic sites, its striking industrial beauty, its proximity to urban centers, its extensive outdoor recreation, and its innovative integration of industry and history with compelling green spaces.
What makes the Cuyahoga River and Valley special? Answers to this
question abound. Where else can one find a working industrial center -
the Flats - so close to the pristine nature preserve that is the
Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Where else do kayaks and canoes traverse
waters of the same river that giant freighters and dredge boats work?
Where else will you find an area that includes federally designated sites – a National Park, an American Heritage River, the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, the Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway, as well as Important Bird Areas - all within minutes of world class art and cultural institutions, fabulous restaurants, and more?
You can choose to explore the valley
by boat, by train, by car, by bike, on foot or on horseback. You can
ride your bicycle on paths that follow the canal towpaths constructed
and used over 150 years ago. Discover what makes the Cuyahoga Valley
special for you.