Peninsula combines the best of small-town living with the outdoor opportunities offered by a close proximity to nature.
The basis of the town’s picturesque and easily walkable core is a cluster of locally owned and operated businesses that feature things created and produced locally — arts, crafts, food, you name it. The businesses work together to promote each others’ wares and to sponsor special events to attract visitors to the town. The town is full of historical locations which any of the residents will be glad to share with you.
Peninsula sits at the entrance to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of the most heavily used parks in the national park system with plenty of opportunities to do active outdoors things with its hikes, camps, bike trails and volunteer programs. It’s also home to a group of reclaimed farms run by individual and family farmers and open to the public during certain visitor hours. CVNP hosts a weekly farmers market that features products from these farmers as well as other farmers and food producers in the region.
Come to Peninsula for the culture too. In addition to its downtown art galleries, Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosts lectures, art shows and concerts at several locations, while the downtown G.A.R. Hall’s rafters ring to the sounds of its Voices in the Valley series which features folk, bluegrass, blues and Americana performers. The Peninsula Art Academy offers exhibitions as well as classes in a range of arts and crafts.
Whether you like outdoors activities, the arts, good food, shopping, history or just beautiful scenery, you’ll find it in Peninsula.