All Aboard Rods on Rails

Ride our rails to Indigo Lake for a unique fishing excursion led by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Learn about fishing techniques, wildlife and nature within and around the lake. This park-led event is a hands-on workshop with access to fishing equipment during your visit.

Passengers riding from the Akron depot for this excursion are encouraged to pack a lunch to enjoy at Indigo Lake alongside the CVNP staff. All coolers and lunch bags must be sized under 14 Quarts to fit on passengers’ laps or underneath their seats. Packed lunches are not permitted to be consumed onboard the train. This event is for ages 5 and above.

Seating is in a coach car as general admission.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

 

At a Glance:

  • 3.5-hour trip
  • Departures are out of the Rockside and Akron Northside Stations
  • Ticket prices range from $15-$20

Event Timelines

Rockside Station

Morning:
9:00 a.m. | Depart Rockside Station
10:00 a.m. | Arrive at Indigo Lake
11:30 a.m. | Depart Indigo Lake
12:30 a.m. | Arrive at Rockside Station

Afternoon:
1:00 p.m. | Depart Rockside Station
2:10 p.m. | Arrive at Indigo Lake
3:30 p.m. | Depart Indigo Lake
4:30 p.m. | Arrive at Rockside Station

Tickets | $15 child / $20 adult

Akron Station

Morning:
11:00 a.m. | Depart Akron Station
11:30 a.m. | Arrive at Indigo Lake
2:10 p.m. | Depart Indigo Lake
2:40 p.m. | Arrive at Akron Station

Tickets | $15 child / $20 adult

Upcoming Date:
August 11

Rockside Station
7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH

Book Tickets

Upcoming Dates:
August 25

Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge St, Akron, OH

Book Tickets

Track the Train

Follow along the route with the CVSR Train Tracker app! Download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. This app allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even listen to audio clips.

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 .

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 National Park generally receives more than 2.2 million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national parks in the United States.

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

National Park Scenic + Explorer program is running Wednesday through Sundays. We look forward to seeing you on the train!