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  • Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Reopen

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Date: December 22, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, (440) 343-7355

Brecksville, Ohio– The National Park Service has reopened most of the sections of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The trail was closed on December 21 due to anticipated flooding. The Towpath Trail is now open from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville and from Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula to Botzum Trailhead in Akron.

The remaining closed section is from Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville to Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula, due to standing water on sections of the trail. NPS staff will continue to assess conditions and will make repairs as necessary to reopen the trail.

Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resource, and park staff. Please do not drive through moving water or bypass road closures or make contact with moving water due potential exposure to chemicals or sewage. For more information about the hazards of flood waters, visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/flood/index.html.

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.

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Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.