Cuyahoga Valley National Park–Boston Store Towpath

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Cuyahoga Valley NP–Boston Store Towpath
Coordinates: 41.2628077, -81.5583801
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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.