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    Cuyahoga Valley

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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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April 18, 2014
Blues Roots Duo Noden and Filisko Take to Happy Days Stage
The enormously talented duo comprised of guitarist Eric Noden and harmonica master Joe Filisko return to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series.

April 18, 2014
Art @ M.D. Garage 2014 Season Announced
Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

April 14, 2014
Celebrate 2014 National Junior Ranger Day at Your National Park
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Cuyahoga Valley National Park with a day full of FREE programs and special events.

April 08, 2014
2014 Questing Season Begins
The fourth full season of Canalway Questing, an interactive recreational activity in Northeast Ohio, starts Tuesday, April 15, through Saturday, November 15.

April 04, 2014
Entire Towpath Trail Reopened
The National Park Service is reopening all sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the park.

April 04, 2014
Towpath Trail Closure Due to Flooding
Due to excessive rain the National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park until further notice.

April 02, 2014
Volunteers to Restore Native Habitat for Earth Day
Help your national park on Earth Day! Volunteers are needed to restore native habitat in Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

March 13, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranks Eleventh in Visitation
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is rated as the eleventh most visited national park with 2,103,010 visits in 2013.

March 12, 2014
Day Out With Thomas™: Thrill Of The Ride Tour 2014 Pulling Into Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Join The Tour’s Most Exciting Year Ever As Hit Entertainment Debuts Talking Thomas The Tank Engine™

March 11, 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hours for Spring 2014
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces spring hours for visitor services. The following information is for the months of March, April, and May 2014.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Cuyahoga Valley National Park creates $137 million in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 2054 jobs in local economy

February 13, 2014
National Park’s Spring 2014 Schedule Events Now Available
The spring 2014 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now available.

February 13, 2014
Craig Kenkel Selected as New Superintendent at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Craig Kenkel has been selected as the Superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

February 11, 2014
Seeking Teachers Who Want to Work in CVNP!
In its seventh year, the TRT program seeks teachers to work eight weeks in national parks across the country.

February 11, 2014
Volunteers and Hours Increase In FY13
7% increase in volunteers and a 3% increase in volunteer hours

February 06, 2014
Peninsula Depot Changes Function
Facility moves from a visitor center to a ticket sales operation

February 05, 2014
Former Canal Visitor Center Becomes Canal Exploration Center
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Canal Exploration Center, a new attraction in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

February 05, 2014
We’re Back! Bald Eagles Nest Again at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year’s nest within the Pinery Narrows area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

January 24, 2014
Volunteer Ambassadors Needed
Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking park enthusiasts for a number of public education and interpretive positions for 2014 - 2015.

January 14, 2014
Winter and Spring Service Starts for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Opening weekend for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s (CVSR) National Park Scenic Winter-Spring excursion schedule is January 18 and 19, 2014.

December 17, 2013
2013 Trails Forever Program Accomplishments Announced
Trails receive needed improvements for safe and enjoyable experiences

December 17, 2013
Trail Plan Finalized
Record of Decision for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Final Trail Management Plan

May 06, 2013
Canal Visitor Center Closes for Installation of New Exhibits
Effective today, Monday, May 6, 2013, Canal Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) will close for construction to prepare for new interpretive exhibits.

August 23, 2012
We’re Turning 96!
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Celebrates 96th Birthday of the National Park Service

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".