Fall Flyer

Fall Flyer


The National Park Service (NPS) has closed portions of the tracks used by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) due to significant erosion from the Cuyahoga River.

The Cleveland Dinner & Event train will run as scheduled and all other excursions have been cancelled at this time. 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be providing limited train excursions.  Please check this website often for updates.  The North Pole Adventure is not cancelled at this time.

The Cuyahoga River is a dynamic system, and it is constantly changing. The NPS is committed to continually assessing track conditions, especially near the river, and maintaining the tracks for safe train operations. The areas of concern were identified this past spring, and an engineering firm is already in place to address key problem areas.

The modifications to operations will remain in place while NPS and CVSR wait for additional information and explore options for returning to normal.

We will keep our customers updated daily. Please visit our website often and our social media pages. In the event of a cancellation, customers will receive an automatic refund.


Climb aboard the Fall Flyer! The Fall Flyer excursion is the best way to enjoy fall and take in the sweeping views of the changing leaves in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a one-of-a-kind vantage point.

At a Glance:

  • 2-hour-sight-seeing excursion of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. departure from Rockside Station on Saturdays
  • 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. departure from Akron Northside on Sundays
  • Tickets are $20-$30, depending on seating class

Please note, that we are unable to have wheel chair access on this excursion.

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Book Rockside

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Book Akron

Seating Options

Coach Car Ticket | Price per ticket $20

  • Seating is in a coach car.
  • Seats are assigned.

Premium Coach Car | Price per ticket: $25

  • Seating is in a coach car.
  • Seats are assigned.

Table Car Ticket | Price per ticket: $25

  • Seating is in a table car with dining tables and chairs.
  • Seats are assigned.

First Class Ticket | Price per ticket: $25

  • 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.

Upper Dome Ticket | Price per ticket: $30

  • 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.

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 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