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 »
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 »
National Park Opens Just in Time for Autumn Color Viewing
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) re-opens to visitors today. All facilities are open, including restrooms. Boston Store Visitor Center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Lock 39 Trailhead to Botzum Trailhead and all other trails are open.
"We are excited to be back at work and welcome visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park," said Acting Superintendent Paul Stoehr. "Autumn colors have peaked this week and now is a perfect time to experience nature’s beauty in your national park."
All fall programs and events will continue as previously scheduled and include the following:
Thursday, October 17
Friday, October 18
Campfire Tales: Share Your National Park Experience
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, October 19
National Fossil Day
20/20 Towpath Celebration Ride
Hang Out at Hunt Stop by to explore Ohio fossils. Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 1 - 3 p.m.
Ghost Walk On this 1-mile lantern hike, our costumed characters bring Ohio’s past to life with tales of love and despair, joy and grief, and kindness and horror. Hikes depart every 30 minutes. Kendall Lake Shelter, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6
Hiking the Hills
Hang Out at Hunt Stop by to enjoy activities for the entire family. Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 1 - 3 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad continues its regular fall excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays in October and on Saturdays and Sundays in November. For more information visit www.cvsr.com.
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park continues to have programs at the Environmental Education Center and at Happy Days Lodge. The Stanford House, Hines Hill Conference Center, and the Stone Cottage are available for rentals. Trail Mix Peninsula is open for snacks and souvenirs. For event and concert details, and on-line ticket purchases, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org.
The Countryside Conservancy’s Farmers’ Market resumes at Howe Meadow on Saturdays in October, from 9 a.m. to noon, and moves to its winter location at Old Trail School in November. For more information visit www.cvcountryside.org.
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.
Did You Know?
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".