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.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Weekend Excursions
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has cancelled all of their excursions for Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2011. For more information on CVSR and their schedule please visit www.cvsr.com.
The National Park Service will maintain the closure of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Canal Visitor Center and from Boston Store Visitor Center to Botzum Trailhead in Akron. Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.
The Towpath Trail is open from Canal Visitor Center to Boston Store Visitor Center. The reroute of the Towpath Trail at Tinker’s Creek, due to previous construction, is still in effect.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center and Peninsula Depot Visitor Center will be closed.
The weather forecast anticipates additional heavy rain which will cause flooding in areas in the park. For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.
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?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".