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 Changes Days of Train Service in Canton
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, CVSR, (330) 657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, OH - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is announcing a revised schedule for the Canton to Akron service for the remainder of August, 2012.
Trains will now depart the Canton Lincoln Highway Station just on Fridays and Saturdays, effective August 10, 2012. Up until this weekend, service was offered Wednesdays through Sundays.
Acme FreshMarket Family Day, offering a reduced ticket price of $10 for everyone, will now be offered every Friday in August. That special rate is a $7 savings on adult tickets, $2 on children's tickets. The special offer had been offered on Wednesdays previously.
Excursions are available departing the Canton Lincoln Highway Station, located at 1315 Tuscarawas Street in downtown Canton. Passengers can choose to stay on board for a 3-hour round-trip, or they can get off when the train arrives in Akron to visit the Akron Zoo or Art Museum. There is also the availability to change trains in Akron, and continue north into Cuyahoga Valley National Park to explore for the afternoon.
Passengers can also board at the Akron Northside Station, located at 27 Ridge Street, just north of downtown, and travel to Canton and spend the afternoon visiting one of the city's great attractions: the Pro Football Hall of Fame, First Ladies Library, McKinley Monument and Museum, Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton Museum of Art, or the Joseph Saxton Photography Gallery. Admission into the attractions is additional. SARTA, Stark Country Regional Transit Authority, provides a Downtown Loop service during the summer months that public and train passengers can use to get around town to the different attractions.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) under a joint operating agreement and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. Service between Canton and Akron is offered the months of June, July and August. CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 c (3) volunteer supported organization. The railroad serves 200,000 passengers annually and has a $3 million operating budget. Scenic train excursions are offered twelve months of the year, along with a variety of special events, including The Polar Express™, Steam in the Valley, wine-tasting and beer-tasting excursions, Bike Aboard!, and more. Tickets for all of the excursions can be purchased on-line at www.CVSR.com.
Did You Know?
During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.