The Explorer Program is expected to return in May 2023!  Please check back for details!

Get out and explore your park! 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 biking, kayaking, running or hiking through the park, you can flag down and board the train at any of our stations throughout the day and ride back for a one-way fee or by using your Explorer pass.

Days of Operation | May: Friday – Sunday; June – October: Wednesday – Sunday

Explorer Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Canal Exploration Center

7104 Canal Rd.,
Valley View, OH 44125


9141 Riverview Rd.,
Brecksville, OH 44141

Boston Mill Depot

7100 Riverview Rd,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill St.,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Indigo Lake

4300 Riverview Rd.,
Peninsula 44264


2912 Riverview Rd.,
Akron, OH 44313

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

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.

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