Fall Flyer

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Explore Ohio's National Park by Train

Sit back and relax on this scenic train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On board you will see the rushing Cuyahoga River and historical landmarks. You can also stop and get off at the historic Village of Peninsula with the purchase of a separate ticket.

At a Glance: 

  • 2 hour round-trip excursion or Peninsula Explorer ticket 
  • Sight-seeing tour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • $15-$28 per person, depending on seating class

Due to CVSR’s physical distancing policies, tickets reserved online must be purchased in groups of four. If you do not wish to purchase tickets in groups of four please contact CVSR Customer Service at (330) 439-5708 to reserve your tickets.

Cafe Car:

There will NOT be a Café car, therefore, concessions and souvenirs will not be sold.  You may bring commercially prepackaged snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages and fast food will not be permitted on the train.

ADA Accessible Seating:

Reserve wheelchair accessible tickets by calling (330) 439-5708, ext. 240. Wheelchair accessibility is only available in coach cars.

Edu-trainment Car:

The Edu-trainment car will NOT be part of the Fall Flyer.

Track the Train

Download the CVSR Train Tracker app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. You can track the train in real time, purchase tickets right from your phone and even listen to audio clips on board that detail the historical and natural landmarks you pass!

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Departure Days:
Friday’s and Sunday’s

Departure Times:
10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Peninsula Explorer Ticket:
Depart Rockside: 10 a.m.
Arrive Peninsula: 10:45 a.m.
Deboard the train and explore the Village of Peninsula
Depart Peninsula: 2:30 p.m.
Arrive Rockside: 3:30 p.m.

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Departure Days:
Thursday’s and Saturday’s

Departure Times:
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Peninsula Explorer Ticket:
Depart Akron: 11 a.m.
Arrive Peninsula: 11:45 a.m.
Deboard the train and explore the Village of Peninsula
Depart Peninsula: 3:30 p.m.
Arrive Akron: 4:30 p.m.

Seating Options

Coach

Coach Car Ticket

Price per ticket: $15
Seating is in a coach car. Seats are assigned.

Table Car

Table Car Ticket

Price per ticket: $20
Seating is in a table car with dining tables and chairs. Seats are assigned.

Silver Lariat Interior with Mural

First Class Ticket

Price per ticket: $23
Seating in the comfortably padded interior of the lower level of the dome car. Seats are assigned. Each section features a table. Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues.

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Upper Dome Ticket

Price per ticket: $28
Seating in one of our upper dome observation cars. Passengers experience a bird’s-eye-view of the National Park under a panoramic, glass enclosure. Seats are assigned. Each section offers a table. Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues. It does require walking through other cars.

Village of Peninsula

Peninsula Explorer Ticket

Price per ticket: $15 
Seating in a coach car. Seats are assigned. Passengers deboard the train and explore the Village of Peninsula. 

Service Animal Policy

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does accommodate service animals on board the train. Only dogs that are trained service animals will be admitted to board the CVSR train. Pets and other animals not considered service animals will, under no circumstances, be allowed to board. Please carefully review our Service Animal Policy for more details or contact our customer service team at .

Members Ride Free

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad members receive access to complimentary tickets, subject to availability. Requests for tickets can be made online by clicking the button below and filling out the on-line form or by calling customer service at (330) 439-5708, ext. 240. Your tickets will be emailed to you. See the Membership page for more information about becoming a member.

NOTE: Ticket requests will be processed beginning September 8.

REDEEM TICKETS

Refund Policy

Customers requesting a refund or voucher due to COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result for COVID-19 must do so at least 48 hours before departure date by calling CVSR at 330-439-5708 ext 240. Customers who contact us after 48 hours will be offered a voucher toward a future ride. Delayed and “no show” customers who do not call are not entitled to voucher or refund.

Anyone arriving on the day of their departure who has a confirmed temperature over 100.4°F or is displaying any symptom of COVID-19 (including fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough or difficulty breathing) or who has been in contact with anyone who is under observation or self-quarantining will not be permitted to board the train. Reimbursement options including a voucher or refund will be offered at that time.

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects nearly 33,000 acres of  rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio.  Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in the state of Ohio and one of seven Midwestern national parks. Learn more about CVNP at nps.gov/cuva

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train rides will resume October 1 with the Fall Flyer followed by THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Please see our COVID-19 Safety information.