• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Trail Closures

    The Towpath Trail will be closed during the day at Bath Rd for repair, Mon-Tue, 7/21-7/22, between Ira and Bath roads for repair. No detour. Ira parking lot open. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Closed.

  • Quick Road Closure

    Quick Road is closed from Akron Peninsula Road to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, Ju7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Just for Fun

Boy with horn in front of Gilson House.
NPS Collection
 

Who Can Resist a Good Laugh?
Listen as local residents share amusing stories about life in the Cuyahoga Valley.

 
Oral history audio

In Their Own Words
Click the topics to hear stories about Cuyahoga Valley Life.
Click here to read the text file.

Hidden Gold? (1 minute 23 seconds)
David Darst, who worked on the Bender Farm from the 1950s through the 1970s, shares the legend of Dan Brown's gold, possibly hidden in his grave.

Mr. Hale's Stagecoach (1 minute 9 seconds)
Ott Wilson, whose father worked on the Hale Farm in the 1930s, tells why Clara Belle Ritchie decided to burn her uncle's stagecoach.

Turkeys ♥ Cars (44 seconds)
Terry Smith of the Goatfeathers Point Farm describes his turkeys' unusual affection for certain vehicles.

Mom Versus the Turkey (38 seconds)
Dorothy Vani tells a story about her mother and the turkey on their farm on Akron Peninsula Road, near Boston Mills Road.

Attack Geese (1 minute 14 seconds)
Daniel Greenfield of Greenfield Berry Farm tells a story about ferocious geese he once owned.

Cigars in the Orchard (1 minute)
Willis Meyers, who grew up on Steels Corners Road, shares a story about the dangers of smoking.


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".