• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Fall Family Fishing Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: October 12, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - Kids out of school for an in-service day? Looking for a FREE family-friendly activity? Join us for some catch-and-release fishing fun on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Horseshoe Pond in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to fish for bluegill and sunfish. You can bring your own fishing pole or try one of ours. We provide bait; you pack lunches and drinks. This free Junior Ranger drop-in event is for ages 7 and up.

Kids attending three Junior Ranger programs each year earn the new CVNP Junior Ranger Badge; six earn the new CVNP patch. A parent or guardian is required to attend with participating children; no charge for adults. For more information contact the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center at 800-642-3297, ext. 100.

See our Fall 2011 Schedule of Events for more Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger, Jr. programs. The Schedule of Events is available at all park visitor centers and online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/events.htm.

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.

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Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.