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 »
Sections of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Now Reopen
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service has reopened the section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Canal Visitor Center to Boston Store Visitor Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The reroute of the Towpath Trail at Tinker’s Creek, due to previous construction, is still in effect.
The remaining trail is closed from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Canal Visitor Center and from Boston Store Visitor Center to Botzum Trailhead in Akron. NPS maintenance staff continue to clear the remaining closed sections of the trail of flood debris. Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.
All programs will occur as planned including the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train excursions. Due to the rain forecast please check www.cvsr.com or www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960 for up-to-date closure and cancellation information.
Please do not drive through moving water or designated closed areas. Flood waters from the Cuyahoga River can contain elevated levels of bacteria, pathogens, sewage, chemicals, pesticides, and other toxins. Risks may include exposure to salmonella, E. coli, and tetanus. Prime growing conditions for allergens and molds may also be present. Never enter closed areas, do not permit your dog to walk in the leftover mud, hose off your boots, and wash all exposed skin immediately with antibacterial soap and water. 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?
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.