Upcoming Special Events

September 2014

Breakfast Along the Cuyahoga 

September 20 & 21, 27 & 28
Departs Rockside Station at 9:00 am
 
Enjoy a 4-course Breakfast while traveling through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  The breakfast is catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville.
 
Each meal starts with assorted breakfast pastries fresh from the Creekside ovens!  Next you will be served a Fruit Kebob, followed by Egg Frittata with Hash-Browns and Sausage and your final course will be dessert!
 
Breakfast comes with your choice of coffee, tea, or water.  A cash bar will be open and available.
 
Breakfast is offered during the continuous round trip. You will return to Rockside Station at 12:10 pm.
 
Tables are 4-tops and 2-tops.
 
Adults: $32 Kids: $27
 
Purchase tickets HERE.
 

Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

September 20 & 21, 27 & 28
Departs Rockside Station at 12:45 pm
 
Enjoy a 4-course Lunch while traveling through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  The Lunch is catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville.
 
Course 1: Appetizer-Cold Vegetable Pizza
 
Course 2: Vegetable Antipasta Salad
 
Course 3: Your choice of Chicken Scaloppini with Lemon Caper & Red Pepper Sauce, Steamed Vegetables and Rice Pilaf, Beef Stir Fry over White Rice, or a Vegetarian Option of Pasta Primavera
 
Course 4: Dessert!
 
Bottled water, coffee or hot tea included
 
Cash bar will be open.
 
Child selections include Penne w/marinara or Chicken Tenders

Lunch is offered during the continuous round trip. You will return to Rockside Station at 4:05 pm.
 
Tables are 4-tops and 2-tops.
 
Adults: $32 Kids: $27
 
Purchase tickets HERE.

 

Young at Heart: Trainwrecks, Shipwrecks, and Spooky Tales

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Departs Akron Northside Station at 10:45 am & Rockside Station at 12:45 pm
 
Lying on the bottom of the Great Lakes are countless shipwrecks, trains throughout the nation have met awful fates, and Ohio's ghost stories are abundant. Climb aboard CVSR as we share eerie stories sure to send a tingle up your spine.  This program is offered one way during your three-hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On the other part of your journey, immerse yourself in the sounds and stories of the Voices of the Valley audio tour. 
 
Tickets are $19 adults, $14 seniors 55+ and children ages 3-12.
 
Purchase Akron 10:45 am departure tickets HERE
Purchase Rockside 12:45 pm departure tickets HERE

Dinner Along the Cuyahoga Presented by CVSR and Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Departs Rockside Station at 7pm
 
Enjoy a delicious four-course meal from Creekside Restaurant while you view the majestic sights of Cuyahoga Valley National Park aboard the train.  Dinner features the "best of Creekside"  plus Executive Chef Kristen Sheats will also be on the train!
 
Enjoy Pumpkin Chestnut Bisque with Homemade Rolls/Crackers and Butter followed by a Scarlet Salad consisting of Fresh Greens, Feta Cheese, Cranraisins, Red Onion, Tomatoes, Toasted Almonds.
 
Main entree choices include:
 
  • Honey Pecan Chicken with Roasted Garlic Red Skin Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with Onions and Grape Tomatoes; or
  • Blacken Salmon Chevre with Garlic Butter Penne Pasta and Green Beans with Onions and Grape Tomatoes; or
  • Tortellini Primavera with Roasted Red Pepper, Grape Tomatoes and finished in a Goat Cheese Blush Sauce. 
Dessert will be Triple Chocolate Torte-Chocolate Cake split with Chocolate Fudge Topped with Dark Ganache and Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.
 
Assorted Red and White Wines are included with your dinner.  A Cash Bar will also be available.
 
Tables are 4-tops and 2-tops. Boarding Begins at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm departure.  The trip will return to Rockside at 9 pm.
 
Tickets are $75/each (+ $2 processing fee).  Purchase your tickets based on your Main Entree selection HERE.

 

October 2014

Young at Heart: Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Departs Akron Northside Station at 10:45 am & Rockside Station at 12:45 pm
 
Do stories of love, danger, triumph and despair peak your interest? Cuyahoga Valley National Park and CVSR invite you to explore the stories of the Underground Railroad. Board the train and join Ranger Pam Machuga and our costumed volunteers to learn the lessons for traveling an Underground Railroad to freedom.
 
This program is offered one way during your three-hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On the other part of your journey, immerse yourself in the sounds and stories of the Voices of the Valley audio tour. 
 
Tickets are $19 adults, $14 seniors 55+ and children ages 3-12.
 
Purchase Akron 10:45 am departure tickets HERE
Purchase Rockside 12:45 pm departure tickets HERE
 
Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad program (Rockside Station departure) is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
 
 

 

Breakfast Along the Cuyahoga

October 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26
Departs Rockside Station at 9:00 am
 
Enjoy a 4-course Breakfast while traveling through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  The breakfast is catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville.
 
Each meal starts with assorted breakfast pastries fresh from the Creekside ovens!  Next you will be served a Fruit Kebob, followed by Egg Frittata with Hash-Browns and Sausage and your final course will be dessert!
 
Breakfast comes with your choice of coffee, tea, or water.  A cash bar will be open and available.
 
Breakfast is offered during the continuous round trip. You will return to Rockside Station at 12:10 pm.
 
Tables are 4-tops and 2-tops.
 
Adults: $32 Kids: $27
 
Purchase tickets HERE.
 

 

Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

October 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26
Departs Rockside Station at 12:45 pm
 
Enjoy a 4-course Lunch while traveling through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  The Lunch is catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville.
 
Course 1: Appetizer-Cold Vegetable Pizza
 
Course 2: Vegetable Antipasta Salad
 
Course 3: Your choice of Herb Grilled Chicken with Grilled Vegetable Medley and Rice Pilaf, Grill Pork Chop with Mustard Cream, Red Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable Medley or a Vegetarian Option of Pasta Primavera.
 
Course 4: Dessert!
 
Bottled water, coffee or hot tea included
 
Cash bar will be open.
 
Child selections include Penne w/marinara or Chicken Tenders
 
Lunch is offered during the continuous round trip. You will return to Rockside Station at 4:05 pm.
 
Tables are 4-tops and 2-tops.
 
Adults: $32 Kids: $27
 
Purchase tickets HERE.

Sunday Matinee: Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Departs Akron Northside Station at 10:45 am & Rockside Station at 12:45 pm
 
Do stories of love, danger, triumph and despair peak your interest? Cuyahoga Valley National Park and CVSR invite you to explore the stories of the Underground Railroad. Board the train and join Ranger Pam Machuga and our costumed volunteers to learn the lessons for traveling an Underground Railroad to freedom.
 
This program is offered one way during your three-hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On the other part of your journey, immerse yourself in the sounds and stories of the Voices of the Valley audio tour. 
 
Tickets are $19 adults, $14 seniors 55+ and children ages 3-12.
 
Purchase Akron 10:45 am departure tickets HERE
Purchase Rockside 12:45 pm departure tickets HERE
 
Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad program (Rockside Station departure) is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
 

The Pumpkin Express

Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19 & 25-26, 2014
Departs Brecksville Station at 9:35 am and 1:25 pm
 
Travel by rail to Szalay's Farm Market and enjoy the festivities! Children can wear their Halloween costumes, Adults can too! Once at Szalay's Farm Market, visit the area's largest corn maize, receive a free mini pumpkin, shop in their fresh food market or enjoy lunch from one of their food stands (not included in price)!
 
Tickets are $28 adults and $21 children ages 3-12.
 
Purchase tickets HERE
 

The Canalway Flyer

Saturday, October 18
Departs Brecksville Station at 9:20 am
 
It's back! Join the fun for a morning of birding on the Canalway Flyer - a very special birding train adventure. Bird among the beauty of Fall in Ohio's only National Park and travel from spot-to-spot via the train.  Led by Cleveland MetroParks nationally renowned naturalist Jen Brumfield, the day's adventure includes:
 
* 7:45 am meeting at Station Road Bridge Trailhead / The Brecksville CVSR Station (considered one of the top birding hotspots in northern Ohio). Here you will partake in a 1.25 hour birding hike.
* 9:20 am Board the Train at the Brecksville Station and travel to Indigo lake. 
* 10:00 am Arrive at Indigo Lake. This area provides nesting habitat for locally unique and colorful species including warblers, orioles and buntings, against a dramatic scenic backdrop.
* 11:10 pm Board the train for the return trip to Brecksville Station.
* 11:45 pm Arrive back at Brecksville Station. Enjoy a boxed lunch of either a turkey and gouda with spinach on wheatberry bread with pasta salad, ham and swiss with lettuce, tomato and onion on wheatberry bread with pasta salad or a fresh garden salad, and bottled water. Q & A time with the naturalist will be available at this time. It's a great way to discover birding in the Ohio & Erie Canalway or learn more if you're a birding enthusiast.
 
Visitor's note - Passengers on last year's birding train ranked the experience "5" out of "5"! So come join us!
 
Limited to 40 participants.  Tickets are $40.  Please order your ticket by your boxed lunch selection.
 
Program will be offered rain or shine - please dress for hiking and the weather. Bring binoculars suitable for birding.
 
Purchase tickets HERE.

 

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