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 »
Free Yoga and Tai Chi Offered This Summer in Your National Park
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.
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".