Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath is Closed due to Flooding: Lock 39 to Botzum
Due to excessive flooding the NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in CVNP until further notice. The Polar Express cancelled tonight and Sunday's 9 a.m. hike at Ira Trailhead is cancelled. Please respect all closures.
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 »
Along the "Crooked River"
Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.Read More
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Health & Wellness
As a champion of people’s health, the National Park Service believes in the power of nature to improve the lives and well-being of all Americans.Read More
Ride, Walk or Run the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail
Walk or ride the historic trail that once connected the natural resources of the United States Interior with its markets on the eastern seaboard.Read More
Take a Ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Climb aboard to experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.Read More
Farming in the Cuyahoga Valley
Learn about the history of local farming, and hear incredible stories of success and hardship as families struggled to make a living in the valley.Read More
Did You Know?
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."