• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    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 »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Scouting

Scout Ranger Patch

Boy Scouts

Become a Scout Ranger! Explore the national parks; learn about the National Park Service mission; and help protect the nation's natural, cultural, and historic resources. Participate in a volunteer service project and/or educational program to earn a certificate or patch.

 
Eagle Scout Logo

COURTESY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Becoming an Eagle Scout is a great accomplishment. Less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout Award, making Scouting's highest rank a rare honor. Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers many opportunities to complete Eagle Scout Service Projects. Eagle Scouts in the past have completed such projects as rehabilitating brick walkways, building safety fences, and upgrading trails. Please submit a completed BSA Eagle Scout Application to Park Ranger Josh Bates at e-mail us or mail to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Attn: Josh Bates, 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141.

Are you already an Eagle Scout? The National Park Service would like to congratulate you with a Certificate of Recognition.


 
Girl Scout Ranger Patch

Girl Scouts

Become a Girl Scout Ranger! Discover your national parks; learn about the mission of the National Park Service; and help protect the nation's natural, cultural, and historical resources. Earn a certificate or patch by participating in educational programs and/or volunteer service projects.

 
Girls Scout Medals

COURTESY GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Earning the Gold Award is a great achievement and is rooted in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers many opportunities to complete Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Projects. In order to process all requests for projects please submit a completed Going for the Gold Application to Park Ranger Josh Bates or mail to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Attn: Josh Bates, 15610 Vaughn Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141.

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.