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National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Summer 2012

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Date: May 24, 2012
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 June, July, and August.

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. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Canal Visitor Center is located at 7104 Canal Road, at the intersection of Canal and Hillside Roads, Valley View 44125. Exhibits focus on life along the canal and human history in the valley. Open daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Note: Canal Road is undergoing construction and will be closed to all traffic from Hillside to Tinkers Creek roads until early September, 2012. Although Hillside Road will be open, the recommended route to Canal Visitor Center is from Rockside Road.

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is located at 2045 Bolanz Road, between Riverview and Akron Peninsula roads, Peninsula 44264. Find kid-friendly exhibits and general park information. Drop-in activities start in May. Open daily, 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, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Village of Peninsula, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. - 7 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 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."