• 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 »

Hardships

Life on the farm brings expected and unexpected hardships that affect families physically and emotionally. While most farmers have loved living and raising their products in the Cuyahoga Valley, the region's climate and wildlife present certain difficulties. Farmers' incomes and food supplies remain subject to storms, predators, and human energy. Flooding, frost, water shortages, pests, and disease-compounded by family struggles-make farm life challenging.

Click the links to the left to hear real farmers talk about some of the challenges they faced throughout their lives and careers.

 
1930s flood of Bolanz Road.
Cuyahoga Valley residents have survived many floods throughout history. A flood in the 1930s washed away Bolanz Road (above).
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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".