Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.
Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »
Riverview Road Repaving and Closure
Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »
Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed
The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »
Author of Ranger Confidential to Speak in Cuyahoga Valley
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995
Contact: Jared Slanina, Conservancy for CVNP, (330) 657-2909 ext. 136
Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome author and former National Park Service Ranger Andrea Lankford to Happy Days Lodge. Ms. Lankford's appearance is part of this season's Lyceum Lecture Series and will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. General seating. Admission is $6 adults and $3 children ages 3 - 12.
Advanced sales are available by calling 330-657-2909. On lecture days, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.
For 12 years, Andrea Lankford lived in the most impressive national parks in the world, working at a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to the sea. She pursued bad guys on her patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. Then she walked away from it all. Described by the National Outdoor Book Awards as "Part A Sand County Almanac, part Backpacker Magazine," Lankford's book, Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks, unveils her personal accounts of park rangers struggling to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and loss while walking the thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park, and the people from each other.
Ranger Confidential is Lankford's fourth book. Following books on cycling the Arizona Trail and the Grand Canyon, Lankford found a creative outlet for her peculiar, love-hate relationship with Nature's dark side through her critically acclaimed book Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks. Lankford will touch on some of her stories during her lecture at CVNP.
Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call CVNPA at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.
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.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.
Did You Know?
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.