Nearby Attractions

Nearby Rockside Station

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Lockkeeper’s Tavern
An upscale dining experience that enchants guests with fresh, flavorful Italian cuisine. Located within walking distance of Rockside Station.

(216) 524-9404

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Yours Truly
Offers casual, family-friendly dining for over three decades. Menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located within walking distance of Rockside station.

(216) 524-8111

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Rockside to Brecksville Station

Hop on the Towpath Trail for a beautiful hike that is good for all skill levels. Walk over the bridge to Lock 39 trailhead.

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Double Tree Independence 
Located one and a half miles west of Rockside Station.

Holiday Inn, Rockside
Located one and a half miles west of Rockside Station.

Hyatt Place Cleveland/Independence 
Located two and a half miles west of Rockside Station.

Comfort Inn
Located one and a half miles west of Rockside Station.

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Canal Exploration Center
Explore interactive maps and games, learn why a growing nation needed canals and meet people who lived or worked along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Located just under two miles from Rockside Station and is accessible from the Towpath trail. Also a train stop; passengers can deboard with a coach ticket and walk back to the station or board at a later time.

(800) 445-9667

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday-Sunday 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday Closed

Malley’s Chocolate
Malley’s Chocolates is committed to making and selling the finest chocolates, roasted nutmeals and ice creams. We generate profits for growth by providing the best services to the delight of our customers. Located within walking distance of Rockside Station.

(216) 524-3800

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Ohio Erie Canalway
The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area – designated by Congress in 1996 – to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal. Located within walking distance of Rockside Station.

Cinemark at Valley View
Located with a 15 minute walk of Rockside Station (requires crossing a main road).

(216) 447-8820

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Nearby Peninsula Depot

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The Winking Lizard 
Relaxed neighborhood chain pub with classic American grub, hundreds of beer choices & sports on TVs. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

(330) 467-1002

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Fishers Cafe and Pub
Come in and visit this family-owned pub beside the Towpath Trail in Peninsula, where friendly servers have been dishing up burgers, wings, seafood & delicious food since 1958. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

(330) 657-2651

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Peninsula to Boston Mills

A perfect hike for all skill levels with views of the river. Hike the Towpath north to Boston and reboard the train (2.5 mi one way).

Deep Lock Quarry

Hike south to Deep Lock Quarry (about 1.75 mi round trip to see Lock 29 and Deep Lock – add 1.5 mi for loop trail to Quarry). This trail is primarily used for walking, bird watching and nature trips.

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Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast 
Conveniently located on the doorstep of the Peninsula Historic District and nestled near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this beautifully renovated 1874 Colonial bed and breakfast awaits your arrival.

Stanford House
The house is available as a high-quality overnight use facility located within the beautiful setting of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Inn at Brandywine Falls
Overlooking Brandywine Waterfall (a 67-foot natural wonder) in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Cleveland and Akron, The Inn at Brandywine Falls was built in 1848 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Century Cycles
Offers bicycles for rent by the hour. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot and the Towpath trail.

(330) 657-2209

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Peninsula Village Antiques
A multi-dealer shop offering quality antiques in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley. Like them on Facebook. Peninsula Village Antiques, LLC. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

(440) 241-0470

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Log Cabin and River Light Gallery
Features contemporary art & craft and personal care products created by 45+ Ohio artists set in the historic Woods Store building. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

(330) 657-2670

Hours of Operation: 
Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Trail Mix
Stop by for a snack and pick up a keepsake to remember your day in the park or a gift for someone special. Sale proceeds directly support Cuyahoga Valley National Park programs. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

(330) 657-2277

Hours of Operation:
Everyday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Explore the Village of Peninsula
Additional information about the Village of Peninsula.

Nearby Akron Northside Station

Please note: The Loop bus that went directly to Akron Northside Station has been discontinued. There are a number of attractions within walking distance of the station. In addition, we recommend using services like Uber and Lyft.

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Crave
Features a diverse menu with global influences is presented in a colorful, contemporary, art-filled setting.

(330) 253-1234

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Dante Boccuzi
A fine dining restaurant, located in the trendy Northside District, right on the edge of Akron. Within walking distance of Akron Northside Station (does require climbing stairs).

(330) 375-5050

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday-Monday Closed

Luigi’s
Award-winning Italian food in a casual and friendly environment. A unique Italian dining experience. An Akron tradition since 1949. Open 7 days a week for lunch or dinner. Within walking distance of Akron Northside Station (does require climbing stairs).

(330) 253-2999

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 3 p.m. – midnight
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – midnight
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Spaghetti Warehouse 
Italian restaurant geared towards families with a variety of options and fun environment.

(330) 374-0025

Hours of Operation: 
Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Kid Train

Hike north to Mustill Store Museum &
Cascade Locks Park (about 10
minutes, 0.5 mi) via the Towpath Trail
Connector and Towpath Trail (take a
right on Towpath trail) or on city
sidewalks – right on Howard St. and
left on W. North St. at the light.

Hike south into downtown Akron on
Towpath Trail (take a left onto the
trail at the end of Towpath Trail
Connector).

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The Courtyard by Marriott
Located directly across from Akron Northside Station, within walking distance.

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
Located within a 20 minute drive from Akron Northside Station.

Sheraton Suites
Located within a 15 minute drive from Akron Northside Station

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Cascade Locks Parks
Spanning Locks 10 -16 of the Ohio & Erie Canal, this historic area is a must-see for trail users and history buffs alike. Located within walking distance of Akron Northside Station (requires crossing a main road).

(330) 374-5625

Akron Zoo
50-acre non-profit zoo located just west of downtown in Akron, Ohio, United States. The Akron Zoo is home to over 700 animals representing over 90 different species.

(330) 375-2550

Hours of Operation:
Everyday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Akron Art Museum 
Features 20,000 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the display of its collection of art produced since 1850. The museum also hosts visiting shows from national and international collections. 

(330) 376-9185

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northside Marketplace
Shop through products from over 35 vendors, hang out with friends or watch a game in the social lounge while enjoying many of the culinary offerings available. Located within walking distance of Akron Northside Station (does require climbing stairs).

(330) 374-7676

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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