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Fall Hiking Spree prompted our visit

How often we forget about the wonderful amenities we have so close to home! Schumacher Trail is a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
mosoles2019
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Akron, Ohio
So Impressive!!

So impressive to see the power of water! Lovely park area-highly recommend! Nice trails on which to... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
KitsaOC
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

One of the wonderful things that people in Akron treasure. Many, many hiking trials, places for picnics. Well maintained and always great place for pictures of nature.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Drbob541
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

This park continues with other things to see! Heard of Lock 3 on Main St. or Canal Park where the Rubber Ducks play baseball? This area explains how they were named! On W. North Street is the Mustill Store and a self guided (or volunteer guided) tour of the canal boat history in Akron that connected it to Cleveland and eventually the Erie Canal in New York. The Mustill Store has a model replica of how the canal worked as part of Akron in the Mid-1800's to bring and send merchandise to and from the area. The Mustill Store is FREE and open April to Oct., Tues to Sun. 10am-4pm. Across the street is an area with plaques that explain more about businesses that were built along the Little Cuyahoga and the giant water wheels that made them run. Also more information about and views of the locks.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Lydia B
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I particularly enjoy the Cascade Valley Overlook Trail, about a 10 minute hike on level, paved trail. The view from the top is amazing. Do bring a camera, you'll want to remember how it looked. Down below at the Chuckery there is the Signal Tree and it's history is very unique to read. There are also trails to the Cuyahoga River, which in this valley is very picturesque.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Cascade Valley Park consists of several fields where baseball games are held. It is conducive to picnics. The signal tree is located in the park. Otherwise there isn't anything "special" to see or do.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Vivian L. H
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is actually two parks in West Akron: Cascade Valley/South and Cascade Valley/North. There are plenty of trails to get in a good hike. Check out the Summit Metro Parks website to see the distance of and difficulty of each trail; there are several parking lots in the park so you'll want to make sure you are going to the right spot for your walk.

If you only have limited time, I would suggest walking the overlook trails to the overlook deck for the views of the Cuyahoga River. It is beautiful any time of year but particularly in the fall. The walk to the overlook deck is not far from the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible (assuming it isn't too muddy).

Another good option is going to the Chuckery area of the park and seeing the Indian Signal tree, which is listed as a separate attraction here on TripAdvisor. The trail is more difficult than the others so if you need something easy, the trail will not be your best option but the tree is an easy walk from the parking lot.

I also love the walk from the North section that takes you down by the river; it is peaceful and gives you a much different perspective than viewing it up from the overlook deck.

These two parks are truly a gem in Akron. There aren't many communities where you can live in the city while being so close to nature.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Nicole1900
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