City Life. Outdoor Life. Grab Life Right Here in Greater Akron, OH. For now, though, let’s focus on everything outdoors! We boast Ohio’s only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park – 14th most-visited in the U.S. in 2022. With more than 33,000 acres, you’ll commune with nature with activities from biking, hiking, running, and so much more. Features include: Brandywine Falls, Blue Hen Falls, and nearby Hale Farm & Village. The Summit Metro Parks system reaches throughout every corner of Greater Akron with an additional network of gorgeous parks totaling another 15,000+ acres.
Kayaking on the Cuyahoga River is another way to experience the beauty of our community. If the robust movement of the river is more than you care to handle, know that Portage Lakes, Summit Lakes, and other spots offer smoother kayaking, paddle boarding or shoreline walks.
A few other ways to unwind, relax and recharge include: a walk about the manicured gardens of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (6th largest private home open to the public in the U.S. – former estate of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company founder, F. A. Seiberling); a meditative visit to the Akron Art Museum’s tiered Bud & Susie Rogers Garden; and a walking or biking excursion along the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail. Honestly, it’s up to you to pick the vibe that’s just right for you! Don’t miss: www.summitbrewpath.com, www.thedripdrive.com, and www.newagainakron.com.