Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Several places in Cuyahoga Valley National Park highlight the cultural and natural history of the valley, including the river itself.
PHOTO BY JOHN CATALANO.
3801 Riverview Road, Cuyahoga Falls 44264 (81° 34.817' W) (41° 11.201' N)
Boston Store Visitor Center
1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 33.512' W) (41° 15.803' N)
Hike the Brandywine Gorge Trail, improved with a new bridge crossing Brandywine Creek.
8176 Brandywine Road, Sagamore Hills 44067 (81° 32.264' W) (41° 16.580' N)
Canal Exploration Center
The Canal Exploration Center features a store selling goods reminiscent of the Canal Era. Interactive touchscreens allow visitors to navigate a canal boat through a lock, explore the nation's canal system, or eavesdrop on Canal Chat conversations. Exhibits allow visitors to consider the impact of the canal system and debate the meaning of progress. Topics such as immigration, paying for public works projects, and who wins in a free market economy that are compelling today as they were 150 years ago are explored.
The grand opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014.
7104 Canal Road, Valley View 44125 (81° 36.805' W) (41° 22.355' N)
Photo by TOM JONES.
Crossing over Furnace Run, the Everett Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County. In the 19th century, it was one of over 2,000 in Ohio, the state that led the nation in covered-bridge construction.
2370 Everett Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 34.865' W) (41° 12.265' N)
Frazee House is closed for stabilization repairs until further notice.
7733 Canal Road, Valley View 44125 (81° 35.544' W) (41° 21.155' N)
Learn more about historic mill towns in the Cuyahoga Valley.
The Civilian Conservation Corps created the park you see today, building trails and shelters throughout the area. Once again, visitors come here to play, relax, and recreate.
Truxell Road/ Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 30.652' W) (41° 13.137' N)
Click to plan your stay at the Stanford House.
6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 33.414' W) (41° 16.233' N).
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Visit our Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail web page for more information and a photo gallery.
Wilson Feed Mill (Alexander's Mill)
7604 Canal Road Valley View, 44125 (81° 35.799' W) (41° 21.366' N)
Did You Know?
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".