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  • 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 »

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March 28, 2014
The Frank Vignola Duo Brings Gypsy Jazz and More to Valley Stage
Stellar guitarists known for jaw-dropping performances

March 27, 2014
Speaker Series Recalls History of CCC in Virginia Kendall Area
Park lecture includes book signing and dessert reception with author Kenneth J. Bindas and student contributors.

March 18, 2014
Traditional Bluegrass to Fill Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley
Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass honor style of genre icons Bill Monroe and The Stanleys

March 14, 2014
Countryside Farmers’ Market Celebrates 10th Birthday at Akron Summit-County Public Library and Akron Art Museum
Countryside Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 10th birthday with a special farmers’ market on April 5, 2014 at Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Main Library and Akron Art Museum.

March 07, 2014
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Local Celtic Band, Pitch the Peat
Cuyahoga Valley National Park presents host Ed Caner and Pitch the Peat at March House Concert

March 06, 2014
What is a National Park Service Hotshot Firefighter?
Alpine Hotshots Superintendent shares wildland firefighting experiences

March 06, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley Presents Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
Forget about the cold by heating up with Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music

March 03, 2014
Award-winning Irish Band to Play in Cuyahoga Valley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to welcome Philadelphia-based Irish band Runa to the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, March 7, 2014.

February 21, 2014
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Reopened
Towpath trail reopens in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

February 20, 2014
Chicago Blues Band Mississippi Heat to Play at Happy Days Lodge
Chicago blues band Mississippi Heat will take to the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, February 28, 2014.

February 20, 2014
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed Due to Anticipated Flooding
Due to anticipated flooding the National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park until further notice.

February 18, 2014
Ride the Train to Visit the Wild West
Journey to the Wild West with National Park Service staff and costumed volunteers for a Sunday Matinee: The Great Train Robbery, on Sunday, March 2, 2014 on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

February 05, 2014
Volunteer Park Ambassadors Orientation Rescheduled
Due to inclement weather, the Park Ambassadors orientation scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Cuyahoga Valley National Park is canceled,

January 27, 2014
Urban Coyote Expert to Speak at Park Lyceum Speaker Series
Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome urban coyote expert Dr. Stanley Gehrt to Happy Days Lodge, on Friday, February 7, 2014.

January 27, 2014
Ride the Train to Hear Stories of the Underground Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will offer a Sunday Matinee: Escape on the Underground Railroad, on Sunday, February 9, 2014.

January 14, 2014
Volunteers Needed in 2014 for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Programs
The National Park Service is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park with riders aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

January 09, 2014
Small Farm Conservation Workshop
Countryside Conservancy, Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension Present Small Farm Conservation Workshop

January 08, 2014
Renowned Hammered Dulcimer Player and Bassist Play House Concert
On Sunday, January 19, 2014, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host.

January 06, 2014
Local Adventurer to Lecture as Part of Cuyahoga Valley Lyceum Series
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome local adventurer Katie Spotz to Happy Days Lodge, on Friday, January 17, 2014.

January 06, 2014
Mountain Heart Returns to Stage at Happy Days Lodge in Valley
Mountain Heart will return to Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

December 23, 2013
NPS Reopens All Closed Sections of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
Station Road Bridge Trailhead to Lock 29 Reopens

December 22, 2013
Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Reopen
Lock 39 to Station Road Bridge and Lock 29 to Botzum Reopen

December 21, 2013
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Now Closed Due to Flooding
Due to excessive flooding the National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park until further notice. The Polar Express program is cancelled for tonight.

December 20, 2013
Spend Winter Break With Your Family in Your National Park
chool’s out! Bring your kids over to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for fun-filled winter sports and activities.

December 10, 2013
Winters Sports Fun Available in Your National Park
When it snows, come on over to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing!

December 09, 2013
Irish Christmas in the Park
The voice of Clannad and first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan comes to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, on Friday, December 13, for an Irish Christmas concert.

November 27, 2013
National Park’s Winter 2013/2014 Schedule of Events Now Available
The winter 2013/2014 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now available.

November 25, 2013
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Winter 2013/2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.

November 15, 2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Recieves Climate Friendly Park Status
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has achieved the status of “Climate Friendly Park”. Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program began as a partnership with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Park Service (NPS) to help parks understand the concepts of climate change and in turn communicate these concepts and success stories to park staff, visitors, and partners.

November 08, 2013
House Concert Series Presents Ed Caner and Guest Mark Dudrow
On Sunday, November 17, 2013, the monthly House Concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host.

November 08, 2013
Bluegrass Powerhouse Detour Comes to National Park Stage
Enjoy a bluegrass evening with the band Detour on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Happy Days Lodge, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

November 08, 2013
Park Ranger Pamela Machuga Receives National Interpreter Award
Recipient of Master Frontline Interpreter Award from National Association for Interpretation

November 04, 2013
Enjoy Veterans Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Boston Store Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will be open for visitors on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits tell the story of canal boat building in the valley.

November 04, 2013
Calling New Hikers!
Start your outdoor exercise by joining a park ranger on a low-intensity Just Getting Started Hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

October 31, 2013
Ira Road Reopens; Hazardous Containers Removed
The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened Ira Road between Akron Peninsula Road and Riverview Road.

October 31, 2013
Update to Ira Road Closure
National Park Service (NPS) rangers and Ohio EPA continue to assess the hazardous materials found in dumped containers on Ira Road between Akron Peninsula Road and Riverview Road.

October 30, 2013
Volunteers Needed for The Polar Express
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is seeking volunteers to spread holiday cheer aboard The Polar Express™.

October 30, 2013
Ira Road Closed
Ira Road between Akron Peninsula Road and Riverview Road is closed until further notice due to potentially hazardous materials.

October 25, 2013
Towpath Trail Closed For Rescheduled Towpath Marathon
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to the general public starting at dusk beginning Saturday, November 2 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 3.

October 23, 2013
A Hike and a Train Ride Bring the Underground Railroad Alive
Join National Park Service staff and costumed volunteers and place yourself in the role of a runaway slave on this experiential program.

October 21, 2013
Poor Old Shine Is All About Honesty and Handcrafted Creativity
From hand-painted, cereal-box CD cases to thoughtful arrangements, the alt-Americana band Poor Old Shine comes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge.

October 17, 2013
National Park Opens Just in Time for Autumn Color Viewing
Cuyahoga Valley National Park re-opens to visitors today.

September 27, 2013
Taxes, Crowd Funding, and Online Ordering Systems Topics of Upcoming Webinars
Countryside Conservancy announces the next in the free series of webinars designed to bolster the businesses of specialty crop growers across Ohio.

September 26, 2013
The Polar Express™ Tickets Sold On-Line Starting October 1, 2013
Polar Express™ tickets will be sold to the general public beginning Tuesday, October 1.

September 19, 2013
National Park Service Seeks National Public Lands Day Volunteers on September 28
Be part of the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands!

September 19, 2013
Towpath Trail Partial Closure in National Park
The National Park Service announces the partial closure of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), starting Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27, 2013.

September 18, 2013
Virginia Kendall Area Short-term Closures
The National Park Service announces short-term closures in the Virginia Kendall Area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

September 13, 2013
The Valley Picnic Area and Oak Hill Trail System Reopen
Closed areas reopen in park.

September 13, 2013
Back to School – in America’s National Parks
National Park Service Helps Teachers Make Learning Fun & Relevant

September 12, 2013
David Kopkas ReceivesVolunteer of the Year Award from BVU and the Cleveland Indians
Cuyahoga Valley National Park volunteer David Kopkas is the "Cleveland Indians Volunteer of the Year".

September 10, 2013
Human Remains Found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Human remains have been found near the Valley Picnic Area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

August 29, 2013
Rockside Station Pedestrian Bridge Opens
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announced today the opening of the Rockside Station Pedestrian Bridge in Independence.

August 28, 2013
Upcoming Webinars Address Online Presence Management
Countryside Conservancy announces the next in the free series of webinars designed to bolster the businesses of specialty crop growers across Ohio.

August 12, 2013
National Parks Visitor Center Hours For Fall 2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of September, October, and November.

August 12, 2013
National Park’s Fall 2013 Schedule of Events Now Available
The fall 2013 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/events.htm.

August 08, 2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Receives 2013 Active Trails Grant
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of 22 national parks across the country selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

August 07, 2013
Tonight's Concert Cancelled Due to Severe Weather
Due to the forecast of rain and thunderstorms, the Music in the Meadow concert scheduled for this evening at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has been cancelled.

July 30, 2013
Public Meetings for Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service published a Notice of Availability of the Draft White-tailed Deer Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 60-day public review and comment period, beginning July 26, 2013 and ending September 24, 2013.

July 10, 2013
Tonight's Concert Postponed Due to Severe Weather and Site Conditions
Due to the forecast of severe weather and site conditions of standing water and mud, the Music in the Meadow concert scheduled for this evening at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has been postponed until Wednesday, August 14, from 6:15 to 8 p.m.

June 28, 2013
Free Yoga and Tai Chi Offered This Summer in Your National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) offers a summer of FREE green exercise that includes yoga and tai chi.

June 26, 2013
Tonight's Latin Jazz Concert Cancelled Due to Severe Weather Forecast
Due to the forecast of severe weather, the Music in the Meadow concert scheduled for this evening at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has been cancelled.

June 17, 2013
Instant Bacteria Forecasts Available for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Near real-time river water-quality forecasts for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are now available online.

June 15, 2013
Park Receive Funds for Trail Operation and Maintenance
$39,000 disbursed to CVNP from TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund

June 13, 2013
4th Annual Free Akron Yoga Summer Solstice Yoga Festival
Date Correction: Event will be held Friday, June 21 NOT June 20 as previously published New time and New Location!

June 12, 2013
Tonight's Reggae Concert Postponed Due to Severe Weather Forecast
Due to the forecast of severe weather, the Music in the Meadow concert scheduled for this evening at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has been postponed.

June 05, 2013
Make Sunday a Fun Day in Your National Park!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites you to our Sunday Fun Days on Sundays, June 16, July 21, and August 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.

June 03, 2013
Volunteers Needed to Help Restore Habitats in National Park
Volunteers are needed for upcoming projects this year

May 31, 2013
Stanley Austin Named Southeast Regional Director
Will lead one of seven National Park Service regions

May 30, 2013
Reggae Band Kicks off Music in the Meadow Series at National Park
Free, family-friendly series highlights northeast Ohio musicians and offers games, music, and fun!

May 30, 2013
National Park’s Summer 2013 Schedule of Events Now Available
The summer 2013 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now available.

May 29, 2013
Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day
In celebration of National Trails Day, the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are seeking volunteers from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

May 16, 2013
Great Lakes Songwriter Concert Cancelled
The Lee Murdock Lyceum Lecture Series concert scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013, has been cancelled.

May 15, 2013
Spiritual Leaders Invited to Ride the Train
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) invite spiritual leaders to join us Thursday, June 13, 2013.

May 15, 2013
National Park Offers Sign Language Interpretation for Special Event
This summer, the park will present its very popular Campfire Tales complete with American Sign Language interpreters.

May 10, 2013
Versatile Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter is Guest for Valley House Concert
Series Finale includes optional tour of unique Hines Hill Campus architecture

May 10, 2013
Concert By Great Lakes Songwriter Commemorates War of 1812
Lee Murdock featured in Lyceum Lecture Series Finale for Concert with Historic Theme

May 02, 2013
Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Available
Final Trail Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been published in the Federal Register.

April 25, 2013
Jazz-Grass Stringband Wraps up Series in the Cuyahoga Valley
The energetic, four-piece stringband MilkDrive will wrap up this season’s Heritage Concert Series with special pricing for students.

April 22, 2013
Indie Roots Band, The Pines, Take the Stage at Happy Days Lodge
The Pines, an indie roots quartet known for their hip and haunting sound take to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

April 15, 2013
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day 2013 at Your National Park
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) with a day full of FREE programs and special events.

April 12, 2013
2013 Canalway Questing Season Begins
From Monday, April 15, through Friday, November 15, go on 30 adventures—called quests—in the Ohio & Erie Canalway.

April 05, 2013
Effects of Sequestration at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The park reopens restrooms but at reduced level of service

April 04, 2013
Peninsula’s Fifth Annual Plein Air Competition Seeking Artists
Celebrating the importance of the Cuyahoga River and the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley

April 04, 2013
Premier of Independent Film Chronicling Life of John Seiberling
Showing of independent film hosted in park Congressman helped create

April 01, 2013
Mountain Heart Returns to Stage at Happy Days Lodge for April Concert
Mountain Heart returns to Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series. This event is the concert rescheduled following January cancellation.

March 14, 2013
Remembering the Flood of 1913 at Cuyahoga Valley Lecture
Author and Researcher Trudy E. Bell presents look back at lasting impacts of Great 1913 Flood

February 28, 2013
National Park Tourism Creates Over $51 Million in Local Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 2,161,185 visitors to Cuyahoga Valley National Park spent $51,473,000 in communities surrounding the park.

February 25, 2013
Energetic Bluegrass Band to Take Stage at Happy Days Lodge
Utah-based Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand pair songwriting and stellar musicianship

February 22, 2013
Brianna Machuga Receives Top Honors from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation
Local Teen Honored at Washington, D.C. Ceremony

February 21, 2013
National Park’s Spring 2013 Schedule of Events Now Available
The spring 2013 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available online.

February 21, 2013
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Spring 2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of March, April, and May.

February 14, 2013
John Jorgenson Brings Gypsy Jazz to Cuyahoga Valley Stage
Virtuoso guitarist played Django Reinhardt in movie and toured with Elton John for six years

February 11, 2013
Seeking Teachers for Summer Work in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking qualified teachers who would like to work this summer in the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher (TRT) program.

February 11, 2013
Ride the Train to Hear Love Stories of the Underground Railroad
Join National Park Service staff and costumed volunteers as they explore the complexities of the Underground Railroad through the lens of love.

January 30, 2013
A Section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is Closed
A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion.

January 29, 2013
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Announces Record Year for Ridership
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is pleased to announce 2012 as a record year in ridership for the organization.

January 25, 2013
Park Visitor Centers Close Early Due to Hazardous Weather
Campfire Tales event also cancelled

January 25, 2013
Public Open House Announced for Fire Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. on January 31, 2013, at the Boston Store Visitor Center, in order to seek public input on issues related to fire management at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

January 25, 2013
Hey Mavis Takes the Stage at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley
Akron-based band celebrates release of Honey Man CD with concert and dessert reception

January 24, 2013
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line Play Cuyahoga Valley Stage
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line play Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

January 24, 2013
Author of Ranger Confidential to Speak in Cuyahoga Valley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome author and former National Park Service Ranger Andrea Lankford to Happy Days Lodge.

January 24, 2013
Bald Eagles Come Back to Nest at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Returning bald eagles are actively building a nest in a new tree within the Pinery Narrows area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

January 22, 2013
Mountain Heart Concert Cancelled for January 26, 2013
Mountain Heart concert is rescheduled for Friday, April 5.

January 18, 2013
Volunteer Ambassadors Needed for Cuyahoga Valley National Park 2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is seeking park enthusiasts to help visitors enjoy their visit and find a meaningful connection to the park’s resources.

January 18, 2013
Volunteers Needed for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Programs 2013
The National Park Service is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) with riders aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR).

January 17, 2013
Mountain Heart Returns to Stage at Happy Days Lodge
Acoustic band received rave reviews following first appearance in valley.

January 17, 2013
Dala Brings Amazing Songwriting and Harmonies to Valley Stage
Canadian duo, known as “angels of folk” is audience favorite at Happy Days Lodge.

January 16, 2013
Valley House Concert Features Gypsy Jazz in Unique Setting
On Sunday, January 20, 2013, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host.

January 04, 2013
Big Year Birder to Lecture as Part of Cuyahoga Valley Lyceum Series
Ohio bird enthusiasts adventures were portrayed in Hollywood film by Jack Black

November 30, 2012
National Park’s Winter 2012/2013 Schedule of Events Now Available
The winter 2012/2013 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/events.htm.

November 29, 2012
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Winter 2012/2013
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.

November 13, 2012
OEFFA and Countryside Conservancy Partner to Help Farmers Scale Up
Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) are partnering again to offer a variety of educational programming to specialty crop growers across the state of Ohio.

November 09, 2012
Four Time Grammy-Nominated Cajun Band Plays Happy Days
The enormously talented and energetic Cajun band, Pine Leaf Boys takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

November 09, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Seeking Trailblazers
The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to be part of the hike, bike, ski, and horse patrol group called Trailblazers at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

November 06, 2012
Veteran’s Honored with Free Train Ride on November 12, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) announces a FREE train ride to honor veterans and their families on Monday, November 12, 2012, through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

November 01, 2012
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is Now Open
Towpath Trail is now open

October 31, 2012
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Partially Reopened
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is now open from Botzum Trailhead in Akron to Boston Store Visitor Center.

October 30, 2012
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed for Assessments
The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail for storm assessment.

October 19, 2012
Towpath Trail Temporary Closure
The National Park Service announces the closure of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail from the Frazee House Trailhead to Station Road Trailhead, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 9.

October 16, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Wins Regional Award
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for CVNP are proud to announce Brianna Machuga as the winner of the National Park Service (NPS) Midwest Region's George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service-Youth Award.

October 09, 2012
Volunteers Give Back to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosted two volunteer projects in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29.

September 28, 2012
Park Ranger Josh Bates Wins Regional Freeman Tilden Award
The National Park Service is proud to announce Park Ranger Josh Bates as the Freeman Tilden award recipient for the Midwest Region.

September 18, 2012
National Park Service Seeks National Public Lands Day Volunteers on September 29
Be part of a nationwide day of service! The National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park want your help in habitat restoration and trail repair on Saturday, September 29 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

September 12, 2012
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Offers Planned Giving Seminar
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will offer a presentation on the different ways that individuals can make a legacy gift in support of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

September 12, 2012
Cub Scout Webelos Weekend In October Hosted By Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Give your Webelo scouts the opportunity to learn about the environment, make new friends, and explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park this fall!

September 10, 2012
Towpath Trail Closed For Towpath Marathon in October 2012
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be closed to the general public starting at dusk beginning Saturday, October 6 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7.

August 30, 2012
Open Comment Period For Boston Mills Area Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has completed a Conceptual Development Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes the potential impacts of upgrades to visitor and employee facilities in the Boston Mills Historic District and nearby areas.

August 29, 2012
September Sunday Fun Days
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites you to attend FREE Sunday Fun Days, September 16 and 30, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

August 29, 2012
Krejci Dump Site Clean-Up is Complete, Restoration to Start
The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce that the former Krejci Dump Site along Hines Hill Road in Cuyahoga Valley National Park has attained the rigorous goals set for soil remediation and final restoration actions are scheduled to begin.

August 28, 2012
Fall 2012 Schedule of Events is Now Available
The fall 2012 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/events.htm.

August 28, 2012
National Park Announces Visitor Center Hours for Fall 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of September, October, and November.

August 28, 2012
Annual Clambake And Auction Event Supports Residential Environmental Education Program
The 2012 Clambake and Auction will be held Sunday, September 23, at the CVEEC campus in Peninsula.

August 27, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Recognizes Volunteers in a Sustainable Way
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Volunteer-in-Parks Program recognized volunteers for their time and contributions to the national park in a sustainable way.

August 27, 2012
September Dinner In The Valley Features French-Canadian Themed Meal And Heritage Series Concert
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park continues its monthly Dinner in the Valley series in September with a meal inspired by French-Canadian cuisine.

August 27, 2012
Ira Trailhead Parking Lot Temporarily Closed
Short-term closure for STOMP Bike Ride

August 22, 2012
Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park, John F. Seiberling Gallery Opening
Deboarh Pinter presents luminous florals

August 16, 2012
Lock 29 Trailhead Parking Lot is Temporarily Closed For Repairs
The National Park Service announces a temporary closure of the Lock 29 Trailhead parking lot in the Village of Peninsula for repair and rehabilitation. The closure will begin Monday, August 20 and reopen on Friday, August 31, 2012.

August 15, 2012
Registration Now Open For Popular Northeast Ohio Running Series
The Conservancy’s Fall Running Series allows participants to experience the colorful fall landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park each week in October.

August 08, 2012
Pastors in the Park Program Invites Area Church Leaders to the Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Cuyahoga Valley National Park invite area church leaders to join us August 22, 10:40 a.m. at Akron Northside Station for a FREE Train Ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

August 07, 2012
August Dinner In The Valley Includes Exceptional Meal And Herding Demonstration
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park continues its monthly Dinner in the Valley dinner series in August with a locally-sourced meal and herding demonstration.

August 06, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Changes Days of Train Service in Canton
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is announcing a revised schedule for the Canton to Akron service for the remainder of August, 2012.

July 31, 2012
Groundwork Cincinnati-Mill Creek Youth Green Team Camp in the Park
The National Park Service will host 12 youth and staff from the Groundwork Cincinnati/ Mill Creek organization for an overnight camping trip from Tuesday, July 31 to Wednesday, August 1 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

July 31, 2012
First Annual Music Camp By Nature Celebrates Finale With Festival Of Community Bands
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is hosting its first annual adult band camp, Music Camp by Nature, this summer.

July 31, 2012
Solaris Wind Quintet Wraps Up Music By Nature Summer Concert Series
Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park wrap up this summer’s Music by Nature concert series with a performance by Solaris Wind Quintet on Sunday, August 5.

July 24, 2012
Trail Restrictions Lifted for Nesting Bald Eagles
The nesting bald eagle pair in the Pinery Narrows of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) successfully raised one chick this year, and the eaglet recently fledged.

July 24, 2012
Trail Restrictions Lifted for Nesting Bald Eagle
The nesting bald eagle pair in the Pinery Narrows of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) successfully raised one chick this year, and the eaglet recently fledged.

July 13, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Collides with Passenger Car in North Canton
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) was on the second leg of its morning round trip between Canton and Akron when it struck a vehicle at the Portage Street NW crossing, fatally injuring the driver.

July 12, 2012
Help End Growing Invasive Plant Problem in National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is offering a variety of programming this summer in an effort to educate kids and adults about the threat of invasive plants and the importance of using native plants in home landscaping.

July 12, 2012
New Children’s Activity Book about Great Lakes Released
The the National Park Service has unveiled the Great Lakes Junior Ranger Activity Book and badge.

July 11, 2012
National Park Service Seeks Volunteer Videographers
The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to capture and edit video footage taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

June 26, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Selected As 2012 National Park Foundation America’s Best Idea Grant Recipient
CVNP Joins 48 Parks across the Country to Participate in Foundation’s 2012 Program

June 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Releases Draft Trail Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
The National Park Service announces the release of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) Draft Trail Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for public review and comment from June 22 until August 20, 2012.

June 12, 2012
Local Grocer Helps Raise Funds For The Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Whole Foods Market® Chagrin will donate 5 percent of store sales at its "Community 5% Day" from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, to the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

June 11, 2012
Volunteers needed for Summer Soltice Festival
Sarah’s Vineyard Summer Solstice Wine, Art, and Music Festival

May 24, 2012
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Summer 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of June, July, and August.

May 18, 2012
Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park Announces Two Farm Education Programs
Families have the opportunity to learn about local foods, sustainable agriculture, and farming history while exploring historic farm properties in the Cuyahoga Valley.

May 16, 2012
Thanking America’s Armed Forces
Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks

May 16, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Hires New President & CEO
Craig B. Tallman hired as President and CEO of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

May 01, 2012
FBI Prevents Bombing of Bridge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
On Monday, April 30, 2012, FBI Agents arrested 5 men in connection with a domestic terrorism plot. As the FBI reported, the intent of the plot was to detonate explosives in attempt to damage the route 82 bridge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

April 23, 2012
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Your National Park
On Saturday, April 28, 2012 celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) with a day full of FREE programs and special events.

April 23, 2012
Enter now: 2012 National Historic Landmark Photo Contest
The National Park Service is looking for your photos for the 13th Annual National Historic Landmark Photo Contest.

April 20, 2012
Delayed Opening for M. D. Garage Art Exhibit
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the delay of the opening of the Art @ M. D. Garage art exhibit due to a facility related issue. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

April 19, 2012
Earth Day 2012: Green Parks Plan for Sustainability
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today released the Green Parks Plan to focus the bureau on sustainable management of national parks and key environmental issues ranging from reducing energy and water consumption to limiting waste to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases.

April 19, 2012
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host Pancakes in the Park, an event exclusively featuring locally-sourced products on Mother’s Day. Pancakes in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 at the historic Stanford House, located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

April 17, 2012
2012 Canalway Questing Season Begins
Go on 25 adventures—called quests—in the Ohio & Erie Canalway!

April 11, 2012
National Park Foundation Unveils the New www.NationalParks.org
Powered “By The People, For the People”-- New Community Provides Central Hub For Real-Time Information, Commentary, Photos & More From National Park Visitors and Supporters

March 23, 2012
National Park Service To Conduct Prescribed Fire
The National Park Service (NPS) will conduct a prescribed fire sometime between March 26 and April 30, 2012, in Boston Township.

March 20, 2012
The Frank Vignola Trio Brings Gypsy Jazz and More to Stage
Three stellar guitarists known for jaw-dropping performances take to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

March 08, 2012
Musical Park Rangers from New Orleans Deliver Two Evenings of Entertainment to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Rangers Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Matt Hampsey to Happy Days Lodge for two spectacular performances.

March 02, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Equals Visitors, Money, and Jobs
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2.5 million visitors in 2010 spent $54.6 million in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and in communities near the park. That spending supported 829 jobs in the local area.

March 01, 2012
Operation Staff Changes Announced at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced staff changes in the Operations Department, effective immediately.

February 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society Displays Best Images Of Towpath Trail
An exhibition entitled “Life on the Towpath” will open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 and run through Friday, April 27 at the John F. Seiberling Gallery, located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Rd., within the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park offices in Peninsula.

February 17, 2012
Program Helps Girl Scouts Earn Badges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Environmental Education Center (EEC) will be hosting two separate weekends for Girl Scouts that will help them earn badges while learning and exploring in a national park setting.

February 17, 2012
National Park's Spring 2012 Schedule of Events Now Available
The spring 2012 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available.

February 17, 2012
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Spring 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces hours for park visitor centers for the months of March, April, and May.

February 17, 2012
Harmonia Brings Folk Music of Eastern Europe to Cuyahoga Valley
Harmonia brings the traditional songs and instruments of Eastern European Gypsy bands to the stage at Happy Days Lodge when they play Friday, February 24, as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concert series.

February 09, 2012
Valley House Concert Features Bluesman Austin “Walkin’ Cane”
On Sunday, February 19, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host.

February 09, 2012
Upbeat Americana Band Takes Center Stage at Happy Days Lodge
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem bring their energetic, upbeat brand of Americana originals to Happy Days Lodge when they take to the stage on Friday, February 17, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

February 08, 2012
Music by Nature Celebrates Love With Romantic Ballads and Ragtime
Cuyahoga Valley National park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special Music by Nature series concert on Sunday, February 12.

February 08, 2012
Lecturer Looks Back at Burning Rivers and Those Who Championed Recovery
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to welcome environmentalist and author Dr. John Hartig to Happy Days Lodge as part of the Lyceum Lecture Series on Friday, February 10, 2012.

February 06, 2012
Trail Restrictions in Effect for Nesting Bald Eagles
On February 6, 2012 there were positive signs of bald eagle nesting activity in the Pinery Narrows area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

February 03, 2012
Countryside Farmers’ Markets Accepting Applications for 2012 Season
Seeking unique, high‐quality products to complement and diversify existing offerings

February 03, 2012
Volunteer Ambassadors Needed for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) enthusiasts that have an interest in learning more about the park and sharing it with others can become a Park Ambassador volunteer.

January 23, 2012
Free Webinar Series Offered For Specialty Crop Farmers
Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) are offering a series of free webinars designed for specialty crop growers. Registration is Now Open for January and March 2012 Sessions

January 23, 2012
National Park Service Seeking Teachers Who Want to Park Rangers!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is seeking qualified teachers who would like to work as a park ranger this summer in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program.

January 17, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Receives Over 3.2 million for Railroad Projects
Cuyahoga Valley National Park received $3.2 million in Federal Funds from Federal Transit Administration.

January 13, 2012
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Adds Betty Rider and Alex Schmitt to Board of Directors
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has elected Betty Rider and Alex Schmitt as new members of the board of directors.

January 12, 2012
Towpath Trail Now Open in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now open.

January 12, 2012
Fatality in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park received a report that a male visitor had fallen into the Cuyahoga River near SR 82 Bridge in Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

January 09, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Spotlights Local Singer Songwriter
Guest Ashley Brooke Toussant known for vocal range and sweet melodies

January 09, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Unveils Winter/Spring Concert Series
Acclaimed bluegrass band, Mountain Heart, will open series at Happy Days Lodge

January 06, 2012
Cuyahoga Valley Volunteers-in-Parks Program Ranks Fifth In National Park Service
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, which is October 1, 2010 to September 20, 2011, 5,717 volunteers donated over 154,844 hours.

January 06, 2012
Volunteers Needed for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Programs
The National Park Service is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing the wonders of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) with riders aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR).

December 22, 2011
Yellowstone Grizzlies to Open Park 2012 Lyceum Lecture Series
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to announce the first Lyceum Lecture in this year’s series. On Friday, January 20, 2012, Kerry Gunther from Yellowstone National Park presents “Grizzlies!”

December 20, 2011
Boston Sanitation Projected Completed in National Park
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds used to benefit the environment

December 01, 2011
Countryside Farmers’ Markets’ Alternative Currency
Wholesome Wave support expands purchasing power of area low‐income families

November 28, 2011
Acclaimed Pianist Brings Trio to Lodge for Night of American Classics
Pianist Robin Spielberg will feature her newest show when she takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, December 9, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

November 28, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Welcomes Hot Local Band
Second House Concert show added due to series popularity

November 17, 2011
Steven Wait to Retire as President and CEO of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s president and CEO, Steven Wait, has announced his intention to retire in April 2012. Wait, 59 years old, had led the Scenic Railroad since November, 2006.

November 17, 2011
Health and Wellness Initiative Launched in National Park
On September 15 and 16, 2011 about 20 health and wellness professionals from the Akron area spent the day and overnight in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to begin discussions on “Healthy Parks Healthy People US.”

November 16, 2011
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Winter 2011/2012
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.

November 16, 2011
National Park’s Winter 2011/2012 Schedule of Events Now Available
The winter 2011/2012 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available.

November 16, 2011
Tickets on Select Nights Available for The Polar Express™
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced that tickets are still available on a few remaining nights for the popular holiday program, The Polar Express™.

November 16, 2011
Concert Series Continues This Winter At Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Music lovers will rejoice with the sound of chamber and jazz music echoing through Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) this winter.

November 15, 2011
Experience Diverse Holiday Traditions In A Natural Setting
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be lighting up the holiday season at its annual favorite, Festival of Lights.

November 14, 2011
Blossom Music Center Lands Conserved for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Bipartisan Congressional support for Land & Water Conservation Fund secures key Ohio lands

November 10, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Displays Best Images of Towpath Trail
The Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society (CVPS) embarked on a year-long endeavor to document life on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the lens of a photographer.

November 07, 2011
Arrye Rosser Wins Regional Freeman Tilden Award
Arrye Rosser, Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Interpretation and Education Specialist, has been awarded the Midwest Region Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation.

November 04, 2011
Zydeco Music of Hot Louisiana Band Featured in Cuyahoga Valley
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys bring their amazing brand of traditional Zydeco music to Happy Days Lodge when they take to the stage on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

October 21, 2011
Calling All Coyotes in Cuyahoga Valley – Location Change
This program, originally scheduled to be held at Happy Days Lodge, has been moved to the Ledges Shelter.

October 12, 2011
National Park Volunteers Win Regional Awards
Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are pleased to announce that three Cuyahoga Valley National Park volunteers were selected for George B. Hartzog, Jr. Regional Awards.

October 12, 2011
Fall Family Fishing Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Kids out of school for an in-service day? Looking for a FREE family-friendly activity? Join us for some catch-and-release fishing fun on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 06, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Welcomes Rio Neon
On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are happy to host the next in the series of monthly house concerts.

October 06, 2011
Two-time Grammy Nominee Maura O’Connell to Play Happy Days
The iconic singer/songwriter Maura O’Connell and her band will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

September 30, 2011
The Polar Express™ Tickets Sold On-Line Starting October 3, 2011
Polar Express™ tickets are available to the general public starting October 3, 2011.

September 30, 2011
Global Corporation Gives Back To Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Fairmount Minerals, a global company headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, gives back in an enormous way.

September 26, 2011
Nature And Health Get A Running Start This October
The annUAl Fall Running Series will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4 at the Virginia Kendall Ledges Shelter.

September 22, 2011
Celebrate Canal Days
The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate the Ohio & Erie Canal legacy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

September 13, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Begins Fall 2011 Season
On Sunday, September 18, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host the first house concert of the season

September 13, 2011
Celtic Music Meets African Rhythms When Baka Beyond Takes Stage
Music of amazing band inspired by the Baka Pygmy Hunters of the Cameroon Rainforest

September 13, 2011
Volunteers Needed on National Public Lands Day
National Park Service seeks energetic volunteers for National Public Lands Day

September 09, 2011
Diesel Spill at Fitzwater Yard
Small diesel spill in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

September 08, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Announces Fall Workshop
Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society announces October workshop

September 08, 2011
Towpath Trail Short-term Closure Scheduled in National Park
The Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail between Boston Store Visitor Center Trailhead and Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula will be closed for construction from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

September 01, 2011
Towpath Trail Closed For 2011 Towpath Marathon
Topwath Trail and parkling lots closed for annual race.

August 30, 2011
Americana Band Opens Fall Heritage Concert Series in National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park welcomes band that is attracting worldwide attention!

August 30, 2011
Volunteers Needed for The Polar Express™ Children’s Holiday Train
The National Park Service at Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) are seeking volunteers to spread holiday cheer aboard The Polar Express™.

August 30, 2011
Akron Artist To Present Works Of Americana
Akron-area artist Arnold Tunstall’s work captures the meaning of living in the Midwest. Viewers of his exhibit will certainly connect with the artists roots.

August 12, 2011
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Partners with Local Organizations for Farm School Initiative, Family Programming
This fall, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in concert with Hale Farm & Village and the Countryside Conservancy, will be offering two family programs as part of their new Farm School Initiative.

August 12, 2011
Invasive Plant Removal Day Scheduled in National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is holding an invasive plant removal day on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Hampton Hills Metro Park.

August 12, 2011
Visitor Center Hours For Fall 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of September, October, and November.

August 12, 2011
Fall 2011 Schedule of Events Now Available
The fall 2011 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available.

July 29, 2011
Train Service Reopens in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is reopening train service from Peninsula Depot to Brecksville Station, starting Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

July 29, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Program Offers Farms for Lease 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), in conjunction with the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy (CVCC), announce the next round of long-term lease offerings under the Countryside Initiative program.

July 28, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Announces Fall Concert Series
Series features bands and music genres from around the United States and Abroad!

July 27, 2011
Music in the Meadow Series Wraps Up With Local Jazz, R&B Band
Free, family-friendly series highlights northeast Ohio musicians and offers games, music, and fun!

July 26, 2011
Music by Nature Features Helen Welch Singing Broadway Favorites
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is featuring critically acclaimed vocalist Helen Welch at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Happy Days Lodge as part of a new concert series, Music by Nature.

July 26, 2011
Bluegrass Band Takes the Stage for Music in the Meadow Concert
Free, family-friendly series highlights northeast Ohio musicians and offers games, music, and fun!

July 22, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Reopens the Entire Towpath Trail
Towpath Trail Reopens in National Park

July 21, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Opens Part of the Towpath Trail, July 21, 2011
The National Park Service has opened part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) that was closed to due to flooding conditions.

July 20, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Opens Part of the Towpath Trail
The National Park Service has opened part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) that was closed to due to flooding conditions.

July 19, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Service to Canton
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has cancelled all train service between Akron Northside Station and Canton Station until further notice.

July 19, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Closes the Towpath Trail and Other Areas of the Park Due to Flooding
The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) due to excessive rainfall and flooding conditions.

July 14, 2011
Teachers Spend the Summer As National Park Service Rangers
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) has four participants in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program this summer.

July 07, 2011
Train Service Reopens from Peninsula to Akron
New lower prices for half the excursion- limited time!

July 06, 2011
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Names Chuck Mlakar of Millcraft as Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park has appointed Chuck Mlakar as new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

June 27, 2011
Seeking Public Input on Boston Mills Area Park Facilities
Public input sought on ways to improve and enhance visitor facilities and the visitor experience in the Boston Mills area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

June 27, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Announces Early Release of Polar Express Tickets
CVSR Announces "Christmas in July" - Early Release of Polar Express Tickets On-Line June 28, 29 and 30th, 2011

June 23, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Services Cancelled Until Further Notice
Changes in service to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

June 18, 2011
cuyahoga valley scenic railroad embarks on campaign to cover rising fuel costs for 2011 season
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced a campaign to start June 15, 2011 to help the 501c3, not-for-profit organization cover the rising diesel fuel costs being faced this season.

June 09, 2011
Get Up, Get Out and Go! To Your National Park This Summer
Get Up, Get Out and Go! is a summer campaign offering FREE outdoor recreational activities and music for kids, 11 to 14 years old and their families.

June 09, 2011
Akron Symphony Teams With Conservancy For Cuyahoga Valley National Park To Educate Local Students
The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is partnering with the Akron Symphony to offer the first Summer Music Camp!

June 09, 2011
Summer Fun Includes a Picnic, Lawn Games, and Tales Around the Campfire
Every summer people gather around national park campfires to hear the stories of America.

June 08, 2011
Volunteers Needed for Sarah’s Vineyard Summer Solstice Wine, Art & Blues Festival
Volunteers are needed June 17, 18, and 19 to help with the Ninth Annual Summer Solstice Wine, Art & Blues Festival at Sarah's Vineyard

June 03, 2011
Invasive Plant Removal Day Scheduled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Help CVNP staff and Invasive Plant Management Volunteers remove invasive multiflora rose and autumn olive in your National Park.

June 02, 2011
Second Year for Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Safety Campaign
The theme Safe is Sound highlights the need for cyclists to give an audible signal when passing on the Towpath Trail.

May 27, 2011
National Park Reopens All Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
The National Park Service has reopened all sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

May 26, 2011
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed Due to Excessive Flooding
The National Park Service has closed the entire Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to excessive flooding.

May 26, 2011
Changes in Boarding Stations for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will no longer board passengers at Canal Visitor Center beginning Saturday, May 28 until further notice.

May 25, 2011
National Park Service Celebrates National Trails Day 2011
Adopt-a-Trail training and trail work sessions scheduled in your national park

May 25, 2011
Zydeco Band Kicks-off Music in the Meadow Series at National Park
Free, family-friendly series highlights northeast Ohio musicians and offers games, music, and fun!

May 24, 2011
Parking, Trail Work Closes Brandywine Falls Lot
Beginning Tuesday, May 31 and continuing for approximately five months, the parking lot and restrooms at the Brandywine Falls parking lot will be closed for construction.

May 18, 2011
Former Banff Centre for The Arts Artist in Residence to Show at Seiberling Gallery
No abstract supplied.

May 17, 2011
Volunteers Needed For RiverDay 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are seeking energetic volunteers to help clean up the Cuyahoga River watershed.

May 13, 2011
Lecture Series to Host Extreme Kayaker and Environmentalist
Trip Jennings honored by National Geographic as Adventurer of the Year in 2007

May 13, 2011
Founding Members of Two Local Bands Featured at House Concert
Series Finale includes optional tour of unique Hines Hill Campus architecture

May 11, 2011
Man Falls to Death at Brandywine Falls
On Tuesday afternoon, May 10, 2010, Daniel Bollini, a 31-year old visitor from Canal Fulton, Ohio slipped and fell off the top of Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

May 09, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Canned Food Drive So Successful, Announces Next Benefit
Canned food drive will benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League and PAWSIBILITIES -- The Humane Society of Greater Akron.

May 09, 2011
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Summer 2011
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of June, July, and August.

May 09, 2011
National Park’s Summer 2011 Schedule of Events Now Available
The summer 2011 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now for the months of June, July, and August.

May 06, 2011
Overnight Lodging Facility Opens in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the tenth most visited national park in America, will soon be known for Stanford House – a facility for individuals, groups and school classes to stay overnight within the national park.

April 29, 2011
Iconic Scottish Band Plays Happy Days Lodge
All mothers in attendance can enter to win great prizes!

April 14, 2011
SR 303 Railroad Crossing Reopens Earlier Than Expected
The National Park Service announced today that the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula has reopened ahead of schedule.

April 14, 2011
National Park Week Celebrates Healthy Parks, Healthy People
The growing connection between public lands and public health is the focus of National Park Week, Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 24.

April 12, 2011
Multi-talented Kathy Johnson is Guest Artist at House Concert
On Sunday, April 17, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host.

April 06, 2011
SR 303 Crossing Closed Due to Replacement
The National Park Service will close the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula from 7 p.m., Sunday, April 10 until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011.

March 26, 2011
National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail at Lock 29
The National Park Service Reopens Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

March 25, 2011
Female Vocalist of the Year Brings Band to the Cuyahoga Valley
The Claire Lynch Band has garnered multiple Grammy Nominations and IBMA Awards

March 18, 2011
National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, March 18 2011
Lock 39 Trailhead south to Canal Visitor Center reopens

March 16, 2011
More than 200 Acres of Blossom Music Center Land Conserved
Nearly one-third of the property of the popular Blossom Music Center has been conserved as an addition to the National Park.

March 14, 2011
National Park Reopens Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
The Towpath Trail is open from Canal Visitor Center in Valley View to Boston Store Visitor Center in Peninsula, and then from Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula to Botzum Trailhead in Akron.

March 11, 2011
The Portersharks Bring Irish Song to House Concert Series
Second show added due to enthusiastic visitor attendance at series

March 11, 2011
Celtic Music Highlights Many Talents of Multi-Cultural Band
Celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend with the diverse Celtic sounds of RUNA

March 11, 2011
Forest Forensics Lyceum is Rooted in Year of Forests Celebration
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is pleased to welcome author and ecologist Tom Wessels for a Lyceum Lecture that might take some of the mystery out of your next walk in the woods.

March 10, 2011
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels all Train Excursions

March 07, 2011
Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Open
No abstract supplied.

March 07, 2011
Female Americana Trio Sings for Audiences at Happy Days Lodge
Red Molly known for lush, three-part harmonies

March 05, 2011
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is Closed Due to Flooding March 5 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Weekend Excursions

March 04, 2011
Michael Reynolds Named Midwest Regional Director
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced today that he has selected Michael T. Reynolds to serve as the agency’s Midwest regional director.

March 04, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Cancels Weekend Excursions
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has cancelled all of their excursions for Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2011.

March 03, 2011
Sections of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Now Reopen
The National Park Service has reopened the section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Canal Visitor Center to Boston Store Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

March 01, 2011
Status of Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closure
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park remains closed due to excessive flooding.

March 01, 2011
Seeking Teachers Who Want to Park Rangers!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is seeking qualified teachers who would like to work as a park ranger this summer in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program.

February 28, 2011
Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closed Due to Flooding
The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to excessive flooding.

February 23, 2011
Celebrate the Great Blue Heron in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Old Trail School on Saturday, March 5, 2011 to celebrate the return of the great blue heron to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

February 15, 2011
The Outside Track Marries Canadian, Irish, & Scottish Music & Dance
The young energetic Celtic band The Outside Track takes to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

February 15, 2011
Top West Virginian Singer/Songwriter Plays at House Concert in Park
Monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner along with guest Todd Burge

February 10, 2011
National Park’s Spring 2011 Schedule of Events Now Available
The spring 2011 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) is now available.

February 10, 2011
National Park’s Visitor Center Hours For Spring 2011
Visitor center hours for the months of March, April, and May 2011

February 10, 2011
Volunteers and Dogs Recruited for New Group, Paw Patrol
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is recruiting volunteers and their dogs to serve in a new volunteer group, Paw Patrol.

February 10, 2011
Day Out with Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011
Thomas the Tank Engine™ pulling into the Boston Mills Station

February 04, 2011
Sunday Matinee - Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad
Board the train to learn the lessons for traveling an Underground Railroad to freedom.

February 04, 2011
Recreating the History of Lincoln’s Inaugural Journey
National Park Service offers free program to Commemorate Journey to White House

February 04, 2011
Iconic Scottish Band to Take Stage at Happy Days Lodge
Battlefield Band brings 40 years of experience and fresh sound to Scottish Music

January 20, 2011
Frank Vignola Trio
Great Jazz Comes to Stage at Happy Days Lodge

January 20, 2011
Bald Eagles Again Nesting in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Trail Restrictions in Effect

January 20, 2011
Lyceum Lecture - Coyotes
Learn about "Coyotes in Your Backyard".

January 20, 2011
Volunteer Park Ambassador Program
Park Ambassadors volunteer in CVNP and have direct and regular interaction with visitors.

January 06, 2011
Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Highlights Jazz
Monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host

January 06, 2011
Bearfoot Coming to Happy Days Lodge
Americana Band Featured on Stage

January 04, 2011
Rockside Boarding Station Closed
Beginning January 8, 2011 until early summer, the Rockside Boarding Station in Independence will be closed for construction.

January 03, 2011
January Fun Run
Annual Winter Fun Run to Take Place at Winter Sports Center

January 03, 2011
Train Program Volunteers
The National Park Service is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for Train Programs

December 10, 2010
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trail Management Plan Draft Alternatives
Public Comment Time Extended For Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trail Management Plan Draft Alternatives

December 09, 2010
Fitzwater Road Bridge Dedication
Thomas Fledderjohann, 04520 St. Rt. 219, St. Marys, OH 45885

December 03, 2010
House Concert - Hey Mavis
Hey Mavis to Play Cuyahoga Valley House Concert Series Second show added due to enthusiastic visitor attendance at series

December 03, 2010
Countryside Conservancy Volunteer and Board Member Recognized for Contributions in Sustainability
Countryside Conservancy has a long history of dedicated volunteers and forward thinking board members, and two recent nominations for sustainability awards continues that tradition.

December 03, 2010
Winter 2010 Schedule of Events
National Park’s Winter 2010 Schedule of Events Now Available

December 02, 2010
Meet Tom Jones
Meet Local Artist Tom Jones Creator of Cuyahoga Valley In Concert DVD

November 30, 2010
Heritage Series Concert - The Pine Leaf Boys
Three Time Grammy-Nominated Cajun Band Plays Happy Days - Band adds holiday tunes to traditional Cajun repertoire

November 24, 2010
Visitor Centers Winter 2010 Hours
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.

November 16, 2010
Volunteers-in-Parks Program Has Record Year
In FY2009, 4,086 volunteers gave 140,850 hours of service to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

November 16, 2010
Festival Of Lights 2010
CVNPA’s Annual Festival of Lights Held Friday, December 17

November 10, 2010
2010 CVNPA Bids For Kids Online Auction
Olline Auction Begins November 23

November 10, 2010
Veterans Honored With Free Train Ride
Veteran enjoys listening to the Audio Tour on the CVSR

November 10, 2010
Valley House Concert Series Highlights Local Talent
Series features local violinist as musician and emcee

November 02, 2010
The Wiyos Mix Vintage Music Stylings with Vaudevillian Antics
1920s and 1930s Jazz, Blues, Old Country, and other styles fill band’s repertoire

November 01, 2010
Local Stoneware Artist Opens New Exhibit in Seiberling Gallery
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association (CVNPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit Silent Fragments, displaying works of local clay artist Gina DeSantis.

October 25, 2010
The Greencards Bring Bluegrass and Americana Hits to Happy Days
The Greencards Bring Bluegrass and Americana Hits to Happy Days.

October 20, 2010
New 2011 Towpath Tag is Now Available
The new 2011 Towpath Tag is available for a suggested donation of $5.

Did You Know?

Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.