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 Parks Visitor Center Hours For Fall 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of September, October, and November.
Boston Store Visitor Center is located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264. Exhibits tell the story of canal boat building in the valley. Daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in September and October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in November.
Canal Visitor Center is closed as we prepare the building for new exhibits. It will reopen in early 2014.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is located at 2045 Bolanz Road, between Riverview and Akron Peninsula roads, Peninsula 44264. This visitor center has kid-friendly exhibits and general park information. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Peninsula Depot Visitor Center is located at 1630 Mill Street, Peninsula 44264. This information and orientation facility was developed to help visitors explore CVNP, local attractions, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in November, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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?
American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.