• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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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 »

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?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."