The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad,
located in Northeast, Ohio,
runs from Independence to Akron
through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
"I think I can.
I think I can.
I think I can.
I know I can.”
Watty Piper, The Little Engine That Could
A little pep talk to psych ourselves up for a cold and snowy winter!
Winter is our favorite time of year to ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
The snow fell for hours before our Saturday afternoon ride aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. When we arrived at the Rockside Road Station in Independence, it was a winter wonderland. The snow blanketed the trees and ground, creating the most beautiful landscape views along the tracks. The steamed windows added a dreamy feel to the ride.
If you're someone who loves nature but hates the cold, a train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the perfect way to see some of the beautiful sights and snowy landscapes located within the valley. Riders are treated to spectacular views and wildlife from the warmth and comfort of the train. There's even a concession car with snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Non-themed rides are fun and relaxing. Themed rides offer everything from haunted stories to wine and beer samplings and pairings. There are still tickets for several of the upcoming winter events, including the Decades Train on Saturday, February 10th from 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. From the website: We’re taking it way back in time from the glamour of the 1920’s to those neon windbreakers of the 1990’s! Each car will pay tribute to a great decade with music, décor, and activities. Whether you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day date idea, friends night out, or a shared family trip through time, this train is sure to be a good time! The young and young at heart will enjoy climbing aboard as you ride the rails through the National Park on the Decade’s Train!
Tickets for many of the event rides seem to sell quickly, so it's a good idea to make reservations early.
For more information on upcoming events and the train schedule, visit the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad website.
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