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 »
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 »
Changes in Boarding Stations for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 30-657-1915
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will no longer board passengers at Canal Visitor Center beginning Saturday, May 28 until further notice. This is due to the extension of the Rockside Boarding Station construction and the capacity of the Canal Visitor Center parking lot for the increased use in the summer. Visitors are encouraged to board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at any of the other boarding stations that allow for walk-ups: Brecksville Station, Peninsula Depot or Akron Northside Station. Bike Aboard! riders are able to board at any of the stations other than Canal Visitor Center.
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29
Canal Visitor Center NO BOARDING AVAILABLE. UNLOAD FOR BIKE ABOARD! ONLY
South North South North
Brecksville 10:15 12:30 1:45 4:15
Boston Mill 10:25 12:15 1:55 3:45
Peninsula 10:35 12:10 2:05 3:40
Indigo Lake 10:45 11:55 2:10 3:20
Botzum 10:55 11:50 2:15 3:15
Akron Northside 11:20 11:35 2:50 3:00
Wednesday, June 1 until further notice
South North South North South North
Brecksville 9:20 11:40 1:05 3:20 4:25 6:40
Boston Mill 9:30 11:30 1:10 3:10 4:35 6:30
Peninsula 9:40 11:20 1:20 3:00 4:45 6:20
Indigo Lake 9:50 11:05 1:35 2:50 5:00 6:10
Botzum 10:00 11:00 1:45 2:45 5:10 6:05
This will affect the following excursions:
- National Park Scenic offers an excursion through the national park to view wildlife and scenery. Boarding will no longer occur at Canal Visitor Center, instead, visitors can board at any of the other stations.
- Bike Aboard! riders will continue as scheduled but cannot board at Canal Visitor Center. They can ride the train to Canal Visitor Center and de-board to ride their bicycles back on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
- Canal Explorer will operate as scheduled. Ride to Canal Visitor Center for a lock model demonstration and exhibits on the Ohio & Erie Canal. Following a 40-minute layover, climb back aboard for a return trip. (May - Peninsula Depot, 12:10 p.m.) Akron Northside Station, 10:40 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. Peninsula Depot, 11:20 a.m. and 3 p.m.
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization celebrating its 39th year of providing passenger rail service and is operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. For more information visit www.cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.
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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
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.