• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

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?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.