• Photo of the Beaver Marsh 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 »

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?

Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.