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CVSR Begins Explorer Program

July 21, 2022

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this week launched its Explorer program for bikers, hikers and kayakers in the the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The program replaces the Bike Aboard program that operated during the summer and fall for many years.

It enables hikers, bikers or kayakers to ride the National Park Scenic one way to begin or after ending their trek in the park.

Hikers and bikers pay a $5 fee for each trip while kayakers pay $10 for a single seat kayak or $15 for a double-seat one.

A season pass is available for $50 and provides unlimited rides. The program will operate through Oct. 31.

CVSR serves three main boarding stations: Rockside in Independence, Peninsula and Akron Northside.

The stations at Canal Exploration Center, Brecksville, Boston Mill, Indigo Lake and Botzum are considered flag stops with passengers needing to wave to the locomotive engineer to indicate they want the train to stop.

In an advisory, CVSR said passengers should use both hands to wave at the engineer to indicate they want to be picked up.

The Scenic is operating twice times a day on Wednesday through Sunday except on Sunday when it operates three three times a day.

Trains leave Rockside Road southbound at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.. They are scheduled to arrive in Akron at 10:30 a.m., 2:40 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the 5 p.m. departure from Rockside Road and 6:30 p.m. arrival in Akron is a Saturday-only train.

Northbound trains depart Akron at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and are scheduled to arrive at Rockside station at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The 7 p.m. departure from Akron and 8:30 p.m. arrival at Rockside is a Saturday-only train.