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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 »

Our Partners

There are eight key park partners that help the park achieve its mission:

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (formerly the Cuyahoga Valley National park Association)

  • Partner since 1974
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Mission: to engage public support for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and enhance public use and enjoyment of the park

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

  • Partner since 1974
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Mission: to provide heritage railroad and educational experiences within the Ohio & Erie Canalway and provide alternative transportation to and within CVNP

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

  • Partner since 1999
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization
  • Works with CVNP and private farmers to establish sustainable, economical, and environmentally sound small-scale farms in the park, in order to preserve the valley's rural landscape
  • Mission: to support community-based food systems

Cleveland Metroparks

  • Partner since 1974
  • Owns and manages 4,750 acres within the boundary of CVNP (including Brecksville and Bedford reservations)
  • Operates park shelters, trail systems, a nature center, stables, two golf courses, and other park facilities
  • Coordinates closely with CVNP on a broad range of cultural and natural resource management and visitor services activities

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County

  • Partner since 1974
  • Owns and manages 3,325 acres within the boundary of CVNP (including Hampton Hills, O’Neil Woods, Furnace Run, and Deep Lock Quarry)
  • Operates park shelters, trail systems, and other park facilities
  • Coordinates closely with CVNP on a broad range of cultural and natural resource management and visitor services activities

Eastern National

  • Partner since 1981
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization and official NPS cooperating association
  • Operates sales areas within park visitor centers, as well as funds and develops a variety of interpretive and educational media and projects
  • Mission: to promote the public’s understanding and support of America’s national parks and other public trusts

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association

  • Partner since 1996
  • 501(c)3 non-profit organization and official management entity for the Ohio & Erie Canalway
  • Implements the Canalway Management Plan and Matching Grant program
  • Mission: to work in partnership with local non-profit organizations and governments in the development and implementation of the Canalway Management Plan

Inn at Brandywine Falls

  • Partner since 1987
  • Private lessee operates the Inn through a 50-year lease
  • Six-room bed-and-breakfast for 12 to 16 guests on a year-round basis
  • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

For more information:
CVNP Partnership Coordinator, (440) 546-5908

Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.