Multiple tick exposures have been reported by visitors to the park. Please be aware that proper shoes, clothing, use of repellent spray, and checking the body for ticks following a visit to the park are the best way to prevent transmission of disease. More »
Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Diversity of Products
Like many historic farmers, Countryside Initiative farms operate on a relatively small scale with highly diverse products (including fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs, poultry, pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle) that target local specialty and niche markets.
Click here to Meet the Farmers!
The following audio clips illustrate the variety of products that Countryside Initiative farmers grow and sell.
In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Goat Personalities (52 seconds)
Growing Herbs (55 seconds)
Community Supported Agriculture (39 seconds)
Did You Know?
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".