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A Hike and a Train Ride Bring the Underground Railroad Alive

Underground Railroad Lantern Hike
PHOTO BY SARA GUREN.

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News Release Date: October 23, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, CVSR, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will offer a special Underground Railroad program on Saturdays, November 2 and 9, 2013, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join National Park Service staff and costumed volunteers and place yourself in the role of a runaway slave on this experiential program. Along a 2-mile lantern hike, you’ll encounter characters that bring the past to life. Aboard the train, you’ll discover your fate.

Due to the nature of the program, it is not suitable for young children. The language and topic is appropriate for ages 14 and over. The program is outside so dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots or shoes.

Tickets are $14. Hikes depart every 30 minutes from Howe Meadow. To register call 800-468-4070 or visit www.CVSR.com.

Howe Meadow is located at 4040 Riverview Road, south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing excursion rail service this year. For more information about the railroad, visit www.CVSR.com.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

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."