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Explorer Program


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10:00 AM


Breakfast Along the Cuyahoga

Come on board and enjoy breakfast on the train while traveling through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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There are so many activities to do, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and the Cuyahoga River conveniently runs parallel to the train tracks.

Whether you’re bikingrunning, or hiking through the park, you can flag down and board the train at our Akron Northside, Botzum, Indigo Lake or Peninsula stations throughout the day and ride back for a $5 one-way fee or by using your Explorer Pass when you board. Passengers are invited to take advantage of these one-way trips, once a day, every day the National Park Scenic is operating, May - October.

If you’ve used the Explorer program in past, please make note of the change in route and schedule. Since there a no ideal areas to kayak on the modified route, currently the Explorer program best serves bikers, runners and hikers. Have an electric bike? We can load those 40 lbs and under on the train too!

Do you frequently run, hike, bike or kayak the Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Consider purchasing a seasonal Explorer Pass! An Explorer Pass is $60 per person and is good for the 2024 Explorer season (May – October).

Days of Operation

May: Friday – Sunday
June – October: Wednesday – Sunday

Please note that on Friday May 31, June 14, August 9, August 23, and September 20 we will only be running the first Explorer loop (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

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