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    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

  • Towpath Trail Closure

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  • Riverview Road Repaving

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National Park Offers Sign Language Interpretation for Special Event

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Date: May 15, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) strives to remove barriers and build enjoyable experiences for everyone. This summer, the park will present its very popular Campfire Tales complete with American Sign Language interpreters. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. We'll play games on the Ledges lawn, and then light the campfire and share some good old-fashioned campfire tales. Afterwards, enjoy the tranquility of an evening in your national park. Alcohol is prohibited. Meet at the Ledges Shelter, 6 p.m. for family activities, and 7 p.m. for the campfire.

Scheduled Campfires

  • Thursday, June 13 - Ohio Ghost Stories
  • Thursday, July 18 - Roaring 20s
  • Thursday, August 15 - Flood of 1913

The Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell / Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.

If you or your organization have suggestions for programming that makes the national park more accessible to visitors with special needs, contact Park Ranger Margaret Adams at 216-524-1497, ext. 225 or email e-mail us.

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?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.