Peninsula: Ohio’s Day-Trip Gem

From waterfront towns to historic villages, there’s always a quaint Ohio town worthy of a day trip.

One of the state’s most naturally beautiful towns is lucky enough to sit in the heart of Ohio’s very own national park: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If you’ve never been to Peninsula, Ohio before, you’re truly missing out. It’s not your typical town, as there’s so much to explore. It’s the remote Ohio town that’s full of adventure you’ll want to visit this spring.

The park was established in 2000. Peninsula was established long ago, in the mid-19th-century, and much of its history has been preserved. Autumn is especially beautiful in Peninsula, as the valley is set ablaze with colorful fall foliage.

The town also includes the Everett Covered Bridge, It’s the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County and was built in the 19th-century.

Long-distance hikers and bikers know the town well. The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail runs close to downtown Peninsula, making Peninsula a popular stop for many bikers and hikers, as it is one of the only towns between Akron and Cleveland.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is another must-do when you’re in town. It’s a gorgeous train ride that takes you through the national park. And It’s a stunning 65-fooot waterfall within the park. You can drive right to it at 8176 Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township. if you have the time, stop to see Brandywine Falls before you leave the area.

See you in Peninsula!