• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • 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, September22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

  • 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 »

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?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.