• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

Fun in Everett

Family in boat, Everett.

NPS Collection

Growing up in the Cuyahoga Valley meant a life spent outdoors, entertaining yourself with what nature had to offer. Everett children enjoyed spending time outside: swimming, fishing, exploring, and collecting wildflowers. On hot days during the summer, Everett neighbors rang a bell to signal all the children to meet and go swimming in the river by the Everett Road Covered Bridge.

 
Oral history audio.

In Their Own Words
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Childhood Fun (32 seconds)
Jan Thomas, who grew up in Everett, talks about her time spent outside, playing and exploring.

Swimming and Walking (25 seconds)
Irene Kusnyer, who grew up on the Szalay Farm in Everett, recalls swimming and taking walks with her friend Helyn Toth.




 

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."