What to Expect at
Situated on our 62 wooded acres, guests need only step out of their tent or cabin to find themselves immersed in the great outdoors. Hike from your campsite up to the ridge line for a beautiful sunset view overlooking the valley, or venture into the surrounding park for more adventures.
We are located minutes from an extensive network of hiking trails, bike paths, river kayaking, farmers markets, a swimming quarry, ski slopes and much more. Don't have a bike or kayak? No problem, as there are several local rental options!
Looking for a place to watch live music? Check out Blossom Music Center! This outdoor venue is just a short drive away from Valley Overlook and hosts many of the region’s premier music events, from popular acts from all decades and genres to the Cleveland Orchestra.
Experience the historic and picturesque Village of Peninsula. Enjoy dining options, shop for local provisions, antiques, park memorabilia, and more in this historic small town. There's also a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad station to catch the train (tickets required). Easily accessible by bicycle on the Towpath trail, or a short drive.
Century Cycles is a wonderful option for those traveling from afar and don’t wish to haul their bicycles on a trip! This bike shop is right in the heart of Peninsula, providing visitors with all of their rental, sales, and service needs.
The Countryside Initiative was created to help protect the landscape in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Initiative helps CVNP manage sustainable farming programs and is a national model of sustainable land use. The farmers that are a part of the Initiative welcome CVNP visitors, offering a myriad of experiences including berry picking, markets, dining, a Summer Solstice Wine, Art & Music Festival, and other classes & special events.
The historic Cuyahoga Valley National Park is not only home to River Valley Overlook, but is also a wonderful way to disconnect from everyday busy life and immerse yourself in nature. With an abundance of activities for all ages such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping, visitors are sure to have plenty to do during their stay.
All aboard! Step into a historic railcar and travel along the Cuyahoga River with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! There’s no better way to spend an evening than winding through the park while enjoying special events such as the Polar Express, Bike Aboard, and Ales on the Rails.
After an exciting day in the park, take a short trip over to downtown Cuyahoga Falls to enjoy a vibrant selection of restaurants, local shops, and arts in this historic and walkable riverfront community. Be sure to check downtown’s website when planning your trip as the city hosts many seasonal events for the public throughout the year.
On a hot summer day, why not beat the heat at a local Quarry? The Peninsula Quarry is a great place for the whole family to cool off during your stay at River Valley Overlook, it’s also purified by an underground spring! As this is a seasonal attraction, be sure to check with the business to confirm their hours before planning your trip.
Szlay’s Farm Market is a popular local attraction with many different varieties of produce and homemade goods. They have an outdoor seating area perfect for a picnic, as well as many activities in the fall including a corn maze, pumpkin sales, fresh cider, and hayrides. As this is a seasonal attraction, be sure to check with the business to confirm their hours before planning your trip.
Take a stroll back in time at Hale Farm and Village, where visitors can explore historic buildings, see a blacksmith demonstration, and hear interpreters explain all about daily life on the farm. Be sure to stop by the picturesque gardens and get the most out of all that the grounds have to offer!