• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Photographic Society Members' Show Rescheduled

    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

  • 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 »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. 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 »

Health & Wellness

Walkers on Foggy Towpath Trail at Stumpy Basin

Walkers on the Towpath Trail at Stumpy Basin

Photo by Jerry Jelinek.

What is Health & Wellness?
According to the World Health Organization, Health and Wellness is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity."

The National Park service's Seven Guiding Principles
1. We promote health and well-being as an interrelated system linking human health to natural landscapes and all species;
2. We seek expertise and resources from a wide range of partners in the public and private sectors;
3. Our aim includes activities that contribute to physical, mental, and spiritual health, and social well-being;
4. Our work takes place both within and beyond park boundaries;
5. We encourage uses that promote the health of all species while avoiding those that impair resources;
6. We seek to provide equitable access to open spaces and natural places;
7. Our commitment to improving public health will be mirrored in internal programs for our workforce.

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.