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 the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Reopen
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/
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.
Did You Know?
Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".