Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Final resurfacing and striping will take place following the Memorial Day holiday.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
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?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.