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  • Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Make Sunday a Fun Day in Your National Park!

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Date: June 5, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites you to our Sunday Fun Days on Sundays, June 16, July 21, and August 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in our Octagon Shelter or spread a blanket in the adjacent grassy field. Field games include trashcan Frisbee, sack races, corn hole, and beach ball volleyball.

A highlight of each Sunday Fun Day will be an Underground Railroad hike. During this short walk, costumed characters will bring the past to life with experiential programs that explore the triumphs and dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad. Bring your family, your group, or come on your own. Underground Railroad hikes depart at 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m.

Octagon Shelter is located on Truxell/Kendall Park Road, 1.5 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264. 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?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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.