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 »
Get Up, Get Out and Go! To Your National Park This Summer
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – Get Up, Get Out and Go! is a summer campaign offering FREE outdoor recreational activities and music for kids, 11 to 14 years old and their families, along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The kick-off event begins on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with a ride beginning at Akron Northside Station. Bring your family out for a FREE ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to learn more about the programs offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the summer. The train will depart Akron Northside Station promptly at 7 p.m. and return by 9 p.m. Akron Northside Station is located at 27 Ridge Street, Akron 44304.
Starting Tuesday, June 14, through Thursday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., experience night bike rides and hikes, scavenger hunts, fishing, animals of the valley, and more! Reservations are suggested by calling 330-657-2752 ext. 351.
Program locations are as follows:
• June 14 and July 12: Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge Street, Akron 44304
• June 16: Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 2054 Bolanz Road, Peninsula 44264
• June 21: Wilbeth Road Trailhead, 392 West Wilbeth Road, Akron 44314
• June 23: Indigo Lake, 4300 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
• June 28: CVNP Stanford House, 6093 Stanford Road, Peninsula 44264
• June 30: Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
• July 5 and July 7: Treaty Line Area, 995 Treaty Line Road, Akron 44313
• July 13: Howe Meadow. 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
• July 14: Big-Bend Area, 1300 Sand run Parkway, Akron 44333
End your summer with an afternoon of great activities featuring food, outdoor recreation opportunities, challenge courses, games, and tie-dying followed by a concert with music by HeartBEAT Afrika, on Wednesday, July 13, at Howe Meadow in CVNP. Pre-concert activities will be ongoing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Concert will follow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Howe Meadow is located at 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264.
Get Up, Get Out and Go! is made possible by the generous support of the following: Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, GAR Foundation, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, and WITAN (Women In Touch With Akron's Needs).
For more information and registration information, call 330-657-2752 ext. 351.
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?
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.