Multiple tick exposures have been reported by visitors to the park. Please be aware that proper shoes, clothing, use of repellent spray, and checking the body for ticks following a visit to the park are the best way to prevent transmission of disease. More »
Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
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.