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National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Winter 2011/2012

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Date: November 16, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.

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, 10 a.m. - 4 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. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is closed for the winter.

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. Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 to 11 and January 7 to February 26, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This visitor center is closed December 12 through January 6.

Winter Sports Center, within Kendall Lake Shelter, is located on Truxell/Kendall Lake roads, two miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264. This facility offers rental of winter equipment, as well as ski and snowshoe instruction. The center will be open on the following dates when there are at least four inches of snow. It may be open additional days during heavy snowfall. Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 through 18; daily December 26 through 31; Saturdays and Sundays, January 7 through February 26; and the holidays of January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and February 22 (Presidents' Day), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 800-257-9477 for current snowfall depth.

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.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".