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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 »

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.

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Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.