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’s Visitor Center Hours For Winter 2012/2013
Contact: Jennie Vasarhelyi, 440-546-5990, 440-343-7352 (cell)
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 1 to 9 and January 19 to February 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This visitor center is closed December 10 through January 18.
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 1 through 23; daily December 26 through 31; Saturdays and Sundays, January 5 through February 24; and the holidays of January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and February 18 (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 call 330-657-2752.
Did You Know?
During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.