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 »
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?
November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.