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. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
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.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Opens Part of the Towpath Trail, July 21, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has opened part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) that was closed to due to flooding conditions. The Towpath Trail is now open from Lock 39 Trailhead in Valley View to Boston Store Visitor Center and from Lock 29 Trailhead to Botzum Trailhead in Akron.
The trail remains closed from Boston Store Visitor Center to Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) service from Peninsula Depot Visitor Center to Akron Northside Station is not affected and regularly scheduled service continues, Wednesdays through Sundays. Bike Aboard! will be available starting Friday, July 22 from Peninsula Depot Visitor Center to Akron Northside Station. Visit www.CVSR.com for schedule.
CVSR has cancelled rain service from Akron Northside Station to Canton Station until further notice.
For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call the public closure cancellation hotline at 440-546-5960.
Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff. Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas. Flood waters from the Cuyahoga River can contain elevated levels of bacteria, pathogens, sewage, chemicals, pesticides, and other toxins. Risks may include exposure to salmonella, E. coli, and tetanus. Prime growing conditions for allergens and molds may also be present. Never enter closed areas, do not permit your dog to walk in the leftover mud, hose off your boots, and wash all exposed skin immediately with antibacterial soap and water.
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?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.