• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Towpath Trail Closure

    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 »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. 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 boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.