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 »
Pastors in the Park Program Invites Area Church Leaders to the Railroad
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, 330-657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, OH - 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.
Along the route we'll share information about opportunities for your faith based community to experience the National Park with a focus on Health and Wellness. After all, the road to wellness is as easy as a walk, or a train ride, in the park. Join us to explore how your congregation can take part in activities that are good for mind, body, and spirit.
Please contact Pamela Machuga at (330) 657-1914 or e-mail us to register for this special event.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) under a joint operating agreement and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or call (330) 657-2752.
Did You Know?
The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.