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 »
Local Grocer Helps Raise Funds For The Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Contact: Susan Riffle, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 330-657-2909 ext. 109
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
PENINSULA, Ohio (June 12, 2012) - Whole Foods Market® Chagrin will donate 5 percent of store sales at its "Community 5% Day" from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, to the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The funds raised will be applied to help the Conservancy's mission of preserving, protecting and enhancing Cuyahoga Valley National Park for generations to come.
Customers and supporters are also invited to participate in the store-wide summer solstice celebration with activities focused on summer cookouts, parties and outdoor fun from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the 20th.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park," Whole Foods Market Chagrin Store Team Leader, Jared Pinkos said. "With such a wonderful natural resource in our own backyard, Whole Foods Market® is excited to support healthier lifestyle choices through outdoor activity, environmental conservation and education."
About the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a non-profit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its programs, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call (330) 657-2909.
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Did You Know?
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.