Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected
Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.
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 »
Behind the Scenes
Hi, I’m Arrye Rosser, interpretive and education specialist at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I’d like to introduce and thank everyone who helped fulfill my dream of expanding the For Kids section to be more useful to elementary students and teachers working on school projects. In the end, over 50 people were involved!
Partnership With Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
This was a real learning experience for everyone and has inspired us to plan future projects together.
Local Elementary Schools
We’d like to thank Karen Grindall’s class at Portage Path Elementary School in Akron, Bobbi Huston’s class at Elizabeth Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls, and John Faust’s class at Bath Elementary School in Bath.
courtesy/mary kay Carson
Park Ranger Ryan York read many first-person accounts of life in this area during past eras. He recommended quotes that were most relevant to the project, and then he worked with Arrye to narrow down the list and write
Volunteer Sustainability Reporter Emily Bryant is a student at Baldwin Wallace College who is doing an internship with Arrye. Emily interviews people in the park who doing green projects and writes about their work and ways for readers to help the environment, too. Emily and Arrye work together to refine the text. Two of Emily’s articles appear under Earth-Friendly Living.
Volunteer Youth Reporter Katie Naymon is a high school student at Laurel School who is also doing an internship with Arrye. Katie attends park programs and interviews kids about what they enjoy most about the national park. You can read quotes from kids participating in Get Up, Get Out & Go! under Park Fun.
This project was made possible by the generous support of a 2009 Parks as Classrooms grant from the National Park Service, with additional funding from Eastern National.
You can get involved too by giving us feedback on what you like best about the For Kids pages and what we need to improve. E-mail your comments to e-mail us. Thanks for coming Behind the Scenes with me!
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".