Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure
A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »
Plateau Trail Partial Closure
The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »
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 »
Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!
Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.
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 2013/2014
Contact: Steven J. Roberts, CVNP, 440-546-5996, 440-343-7329 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.
All visitor centers are closed on December 25 and January 1.
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. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. This visitor center offers snowshoe rental.
Canal Visitor Center is closed as we prepare the building for new exhibits. Reopens in spring.
Peninsula Depot Visitor Center is located at 1630 Mill Street, Peninsula 44264. This information/orientation facility developed to help visitors explore CVNP, local attractions, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Saturdays and Sundays, November 30 through December 15 and January 18 through February 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is closed for winter.
Winter Sports Center, located within Kendall Lake Shelter, on Truxell / Kendall Park Road, 2 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264 This center offers cross-country and snowshoe rental and instruction. The center will be open on the following dates only when there are at least 4 inches of snow. It may be open additional days during heavy snowfall. Saturdays and Sundays, December 7 through 22 and January 4 through February 23; daily, December 26 through 31; and the holidays of January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and February 17 (Presidents’ Day), 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call 330-657-2752 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?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.