Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures
Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »
Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake
Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »
Festival Of Lights 2010
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association
For Immediate Release Contact: Jocelyn Buckey
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 (330) 657-2909 ext. 106
Peninsula, Ohio - This holiday season, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) will be lighting up one of the darkest day of the year at the annual Festival of Lights. This event highlights the traditions of various cultures and seasonal days of celebration during the month of December and on the winter solstice. Dine in our cozy, pine adorned dining hall and take a stroll through candle lit woods sampling the holiday traditions! You will be treated to a warm feast catered by Executive Chef Larkin Rogers. The stroll through Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center’s campus will educate you on seasonal days of celebration as volunteers and staff provide information, demonstrations, crafts, and desserts. Cultures being observed include Christmas, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, Choimus, Hanukkah, St. Lucia's Day, and the Yule Log.
The Festival of Lights will take place on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Fee: $25 per person ages 12 and older, $20 CVNPA members, $7 children ages 5 to 11. Festivities are held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more information and to register call (800) 642-3297 ext.100.
Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center is located at 3675 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula 44264.
CVNPA is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330) 657-2909.
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?
Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.