Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Boston Store Towpath
1550 Boston Mills Road
Peninsula, Ohio 44264
Boston Store Visitor Center webpage
Cuyahoga Valley National Park website
Cuyahoga Valley National Park map
Cuyahoga Valley National Park trail maps
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Ohio Birding Day Hike
Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail
Tips for birding the Boston Store area
Walk the Towpath Trail north and south of the Boston Store. Over 130 bird species have been reported from this area.
From Susan Carpenter
About Boston Store
Spring (March, April, and May): Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 9:30 am – 5 pm
Summer: Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
Fall: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m – 4 pm
Winter: Daily, 10 am – 4 pm
Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Boston Store Visitor Center is the starting point for your National Park adventure. It also is a canal boat-building museum, featuring exhibits on all aspects of that business. The building was originally constructed circa 1836 to house the Boston Land and Manufacturing Company Store. Since then, it has served as a warehouse, store, post office and gathering place. Today, the Boston Store also offers visitor information, a public meeting room available for rent and a small sales area. The exhibit at the store tells the story of canal boat building in the valley.
From Boston Store Visitor Center webpage
About Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
From Cuyahoga Valley National Park website
Warning: All areas of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are prone to deer ticks from the early spring until late fall, so prepare accordingly before birding.
Restrooms are available in Boston Store Visitor Center when open. Restrooms at locations identified on Cuyahoga Valley National Park map. Most areas have non-flush toilets; there are flush toilets available at the Pine Hollow parking lot on Quick Road and the Virginia Kendall Lake lodge building.