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.

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

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Yellow Creek Trading Company
Features a unique selection of merchandise for the home and garden, including one-of-a-kind productions from local artists and craftsmen. Located within walking distance of Peninsula Depot.

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

Nearby Akron Northside Station

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Crave
Features a diverse menu with global influences is presented in a colorful, contemporary, art-filled setting. Near Akron Art Museum along bus route

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).

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).

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

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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). The Mustill Store is along bus route (June-October). 

Countryside Public Market
A new year-round indoor farmers’ market in downtown Akron’s Northside District  open every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Located directly across Akron Northside Station, within walking distance.

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. Located along bus route (June-October).

Akron Art Museum 
Features 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2) 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. Located along bus route (June-October). 

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).

Akron Metro offers a Free Loop Bus right at Akron Northside Station on Wednesdays-Sundays from June-October. Hop off the train, take the bus to local attractions and then return to the train station for a later departure. NOTICE: Bus service only runs June – October.  The bus travels on loops throughout the day to various locations, including:

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