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 »
Parking, Trail Work Closes Brandywine Falls Lot
Contact: Nathan Eppink, 330-865-8040 x215
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-343-7355
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
Beginning Tuesday, May 31 and continuing for approximately five months, the parking lot and restrooms at the Brandywine Falls parking lot in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 8176 Brandywine Rd., Sagamore Hills, will be closed for construction.
Limited parking and portable restrooms will be available in a temporary lot. Buses and RVs cannot be accommodated. Access to the falls will be limited and there will be no wheelchair accessibility. Visitors are encouraged to visit on weekdays instead of weekends.
The work, a collaborative effort between Metro Parks and the National Park Service, will triple in size the existing lot from its current 30 spaces. It serves visitors to Brandywine Falls, one of the national park’s most popular destinations, and users of the metropolitan park district’s 33.5-mile Bike & Hike Trail.
Simultaneously, Metro Parks is rerouting a one-mile section of the multipurpose trail so users will not have to share Brandywine Road with vehicular traffic.
The trail work could be completed by year’s end.
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Metro Parks, Serving Summit County manages 10,500 acres, including 14 developed parks, six conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails, with 21.5 miles of the Ohio
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.