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.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Final resurfacing and striping will take place following the Memorial Day holiday.
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.
Electricity, Paved Roads, and Model Ts
General technological advancements dramatically changed the living conditions of Cuyahoga Valley residents in the 20th century. When electricity and running water came to the valley, families could buy new household appliances and easily refrigerate food.
New pavement on valley roads meant easier and faster transportation of both people and goods. Road construction also served as a secondary job for many farmers who needed additional income to survive the Great Depression.
Irene (Szalay) Kusnyer remembers when Everett families began to get electricity and running water:
In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley life.
Household Appliances (27 seconds)
WPA Road Improvements II (27 seconds)
Did You Know?
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.