• 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, September 22 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 »

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

The National Park Service offers teachers a wide variety of fun and free curriculum-based programs. Our park programs enhance classroom learning by using the cultural and natural resources as teaching tools. Through place-based learning, students make real-world connections with science and history, while having fun at the same time!

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.

Institutes & Field Schools

Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides an ideal setting for a variety of educational experiences. Day Programs are a chance for children to explore ecology, natural history, and Ohio history. The Resident Program is a 4-day, 3-night stay at the Environmental Education Center. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Educational Programs offer students instruction as they ride on an historic railway.