• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Be A Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

Become a Junior Ranger!
A Junior Ranger is a young person between the ages of 7 and 12 who completes the Junior Ranger activities and promises to help care for and learn more about their national park. Children 4 to 6 years old explore the park on their own level as a Junior Ranger, Jr.

Park rangers and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park staff present year-round fun and exploration to earn badges and patches for both Junior Rangers and Junior Ranger, Jrs.

Find scheduled Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger, Jr. activities in our quarterly published Schedule of Events.

Children can also earn a badge by completing activities in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Junior Ranger Handbook or with our Junior Ranger, Jr. activity cards. Both are available free to the public and can be obtained from CVNP visitor centers. When activities are completed, take your handbook or cards to a visitor center where a park ranger will help complete the steps to obtain a CVNP Junior Ranger badge. You can also click here to download CVNP's Junior Ranger Handbook.

Another Junior Ranger opportunity is to become a Great Lakes Junior Ranger, exploring, protecting, and learning about the Great Lakes. Today, there are 15 national parks located on or near the Great Lakes. Click here to download the Great Lakes Junior Ranger Activity Book. When activities are completed, take your activity book to a visitor center where a park ranger will help complete the steps to obtain a Great Lakes Junior Ranger badge.

 

Welcome to WebRangers!
Visit the WebRangers web site, the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. Your adventure begins with a membership card and a chance to create your own on-line ranger station. Once you log-in, you can post stories or photos, scan the best park webcams, take online safety courses, and complete activities to earn rewards. When you have completed all the activities, you will earn the WebRangers patch.

Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.