Multiple tick exposures have been reported by visitors to the park. Please be aware that proper shoes, clothing, use of repellent spray, and checking the body for ticks following a visit to the park are the best way to prevent transmission of disease. More »
Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Lock 29
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has reopened sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Boston Store Visitor Center to Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula. This section was the last remaining closed section due to flooding in early March. The entire 20 miles of Towpath Trail in the national park is now open.
Ira Trailhead Parking Lot remains closed. To visit the Beaver Marsh, park at Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center.
Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.
For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.
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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
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.