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    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 »

Free Yoga and Tai Chi Offered This Summer in Your National Park

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Date: June 28, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) offers a summer of FREE green exercise that includes yoga and tai chi. On Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, join certified yoga Instructor Nancy Holland as she focuses on steadily building and strengthening a yoga practice through a solid foundation of safe and strong alignment and yoga breathing. On Wednesdays, July 31 and August 7, 14, and 21, join NG Energy’s certified tai chi Instructor Nancy Gardner to learn how tai chi can boost your energy, improve your balance, and help you reduce and manage stress.

All FREE sessions at held the Ledges Shelter, from 7 - 8 p.m. The Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell/ Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.

Why exercise outdoors? Green exercise increases fitness levels, decreases stress, cleans impurities from your body, improves concentration, and raises your level of vitamin D. CVNP offers open spaces, the beauty of nature, and recreational activities that will get your heart pumping while you’re having fun.

These green exercise programs are made possible by an Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation to promote Health and Wellness opportunities in the park.

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 call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.