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    Cuyahoga Valley

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    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

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Fatality in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Date: January 12, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-343-7355

Brecksville, Ohio - About 11 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Cuyahoga Valley National Park received a report that a male visitor had fallen into the Cuyahoga River near SR 82 Bridge in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. The area surrounding the SR 82 dam, north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now closed for the investigation. This includes sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The National Park Service is leading the investigation with the assistance of the Cleveland Metro Parks, Sagamore Hills Police Department, the Northfield Center Fire Department, and other local agencies.

-NPS

Did You Know?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.