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Ira Trailhead Parking Lot Temporarily Closed

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Date: August 27, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service announces the closure of Ira Trailhead parking lot in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), from Friday, August 31, at 8 p.m., until Saturday, September 1, at 1 p.m., for the STOMP Bike Ride. Ira Trailhead parking lot is located at 3801 Riverview Road, north of Ira Road, Peninsula 44264.

Sponsored by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, the 20-mile bike ride departs Saturday, September 1, between 9 and 10 a.m. from Lock 3 in downtown Akron and goes north to Ira Road and back.

Visitors are asked to park at the following nearby trailheads:

- Botzum Trailhead and Station, 2928 Riverview Road, south of Bath Road, Akron 44313

- Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 2054 Bolanz Road, between Riverview and Akron Peninsula roads, Peninsula 44264

- Indigo Lake Trailhead and Station, 4300 Riverview Road, south of Bolanz Road, Peninsula 44264

The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail will remain open to all visitors.

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.

-NPS-

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".