• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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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 »

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.