Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Independence and Akron, Ohio
Mother Nature's paintbrush transforms the Buckeye State's Cuyahoga Valley National Park into what About.com calls one of the country's Top National Parks for Fall Foliage — and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is at the center of it all.
The CVSR plays a unique role in this 51.5 square mile national parkland. The railroad's three-buck bike fare allows cyclists to go by bike in one direction and by train in the other. Its seven park stations place visitors within easy reach of bike paths, hiking trails and the charming Peninsula Village Historic District.