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Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides a world of natural wonders to explore just 20 kilometers (13 miles) away from the urban environs of Cleveland. The park's pristine wilderness is centered around the meandering Cuyahoga River. The river bisects the entire reserve in a clean sweep that spans nearly 33,000 acres (13354.62 hectares). This diverse topography shelters a wide range of native wildlife such as red foxes, Canadian geese, Great Blue herons, coyotes and white-tailed deer. Geological features include a system of cascading waterfalls, labyrinthine caves and hiking trails of varying difficulty levels. The Boston Store Visitor Center, the Towpath Trail, and the Ohio & Erie Canal are three of the park's most-frequented attractions.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad was established in the 1970's and today is one of the oldest and most beautiful rail excursions in the country. Step aboard this historic train and take a ride through the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park and enjoy views of the magnificent rivers, valleys, forested areas, and meadows that will give you a new perspective and an admiration for the beauty of nature. Based on your choices, you can also enjoy some refreshing ales, fine wines, and delicious snacks on the tour aboard this historic train ride.
Peninsula Depot was built to function as the customer service center for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The railroad is a privately operated tourist railway that makes it way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, running between Independence and Akron. The rail route offers a beautiful view of the surrounding nature and wildlife. You will get information about the excursions at Peninsula Depot, which is one of the stops along this route. Tickets are also available at the depot.