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    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

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    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 »

Concert Series Continues This Winter At Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: November 16, 2011
Contact: Ralph J. Davila, APR, (330) 657-2909 ext. 109

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Peninsula, Ohio (Wednesday, November 16, 2011) - Music lovers will rejoice with the sound of chamber and jazz music echoing through Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) this winter.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has extended its Music by Nature concert series after a successful summer launch. The new season of Music by Nature will commence at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Happy Days Lodge. Singers Companye will be the first guests of the series and will present a special holiday concert and family sing-along.

Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (Route 303) in Peninsula 44264.

"A main goal for the Conservancy is to find new ways for people to enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park," said Deb Yandala, CEO of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. "Music by Nature had a tremendous start this summer and we're excited to continue offering this enchanting live music series at CVNP."

Music by Nature will continue at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012, with a special Valentine's Day-themed concert by the Aaron Duo, as they present love songs from the turn of the century.

Other 2012 concerts include: pianist Warren Mailey-Smith on March 18; a World War II tribute performance by Panaramicos on April 15; and a Mother's Day concert with Idle Twittering on May 13.

To learn more about the Music by Nature winter concert series, please visit www.ConservancyforCVNP.org or call 330-657-2909.

About Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The Conservancy is a nonprofit, membership-based organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to provide innovative education and foster community support of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For more information on the Conservancy, please visit www.ConservancyforCVNP.org.

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Did You Know?

Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.