• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Tuesday, June 10 - Volunteer Enrichment Series Location Change

    Tonight's Volunteer Enrichment Series will now be held at Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), Peninsula 44264. Refreshments start at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. It was originally scheduled for Basket of Life Farm.

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

For Kids

Start Your Journey Here!
Whether you are planning a trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park or doing research for a school project, we have lots of information just for kids. Click on the links below to start exploring. Keep your eyes peeled for over 70 special videos where local students got their questions answered by park experts. Under Park Fun, look for interviews with real kids about what they enjoy doing in the park. Under People of the Past, you will find writings by people who lived in and near the Cuyahoga Valley, describing their personal experiences. How did we do it all? Check out Behind the Scenes!

 
 
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Get Up, Get Out & Go!
Get Up, Get Out & Go! (GGG) is a FREE outdoor recreational program for kids ages 11 to 14 and their families to get out into their national park, Summit Metro Parks, and Cleveland Metroparks. Click here to learn what's happening in summer 2014.

 
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Let's Move Outside
Regular exercise in nature is proven to improve children's physical and mental health. Outdoor activity helps kids maintain a healthy weight, boosts their immunity and bone health, and lowers stress.

Let's Move Outside, administered by the Department of Interior, was created to get kids and families to take advantage of America's great outdoors. Kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy, and one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to meet this goal is by playing outside.

Click here to visit our Schedule of Events page to find family-friendly outdoor activities at CVNP.

Click here to learn more about the Let's Move Outside campaign.


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.