• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

  • 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. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • 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 »

Field Trips

Our day programs allow students to explore ecology, natural and Ohio history, in either the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or in their own classrooms. Programs are provided for a wide age range of students from public school districts, independent and private schools, daycare centers, and preschools.

All programs meet Ohio academic content standards for the recommended grades listed.

For more information or to schedule a program, call 330-657-2796 ext. 100 or email us at info@forcvnp.org.

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    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Spring Student Explorer Programs

    Programs are offered to schools, daycares and camp programs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, March through May. Trips may depart from Rockside Station in Independence, Akron/Northside, Brecksville or Botzum. Departing station depends on availability. Times and stations change daily. Select from: - Deer's Ears; Grades Pre-K - All Aboard For Animals; Grades K - 3 - Are We There Yet? - Transportation in the park; Grades 4 - 6 - Explore The Underground Railroad; Grades 6 - 8 and High School

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    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Summer Education Programs

    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to provide activities for summer schools and day camp programs. The educational field trips are full of fun and excitement as students journey through time. These programs are offered to school groups, daycares, and camps only. Reservations are required.

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Day Field Trips

    Day programs allow students to explore ecology, natural and Ohio history, in either the Cuyahoga Valley National Park or in their own classrooms. Programs are provided for a wide age range of students from public school districts, independent and private schools, daycare centers and preschools

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".