• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • NPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation for Off-Road Bicycle Trails

    NPS has proposed a special regulation to designate and authorize off-road bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The public is invited to provide comment until Monday, December 15, 2014. 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 »

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 boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.