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 »
Second Year for Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Safety Campaign
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – Starting Saturday, June 5 until Saturday, September 4, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP); Ohio & Erie Canalway; Cleveland Metroparks; Stark Parks; Tuscarawas County Park Department; and Metro Parks, Serving Summit County will once again present a summer safety campaign to reduce accidents and improve trail courtesy on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
The theme Safe is Sound highlights the need for cyclists to give an audible signal when passing. At designated safety stops on the Towpath Trail, more than 7,000 visitors will receive friendly reminders of trail rules, while picking up bike bells, maps, water bottles, stickers, and more. New this year will be whistles for hikers.
The following messages are being encouraged for users of all ages while hiking, walking, or cycling on the Towpath Trail:
• Wear a Helmet
• Be Bright, Stay to the Right
• Give Audible Warning Before Passing
• Protect Your Pet, 8 ft leash (it’s 6 ft in CVNP!)
• Take Breaks to the Side of the Trail
• Slow Down
• Single File
• Do not Block the Trail
• All Yield to Horses
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.