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  • Photographic Society Members' Show Rescheduled

    Thursday, August 14 Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society Members' Show has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 21 at Hines Hill Conference Center.

  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • 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. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

September Sunday Fun Days

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Date: August 29, 2012
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell),

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites you to attend FREE Sunday Fun Days, September 16 and 30, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pack a healthy picnic and join us at the Octagon Shelter for some fun! The day will include outdoor field games, crafts, storytelling, and hiking. Outdoor field games include volleyball, corn hole, old fashion games, frisbee, and much more. Underground Railroad walks will be offered every half hour between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The walks will feature costumed characters sharing the heartbreak and triumphs of the Underground Railroad, the effort of enslaved African Americans to gain their freedom by escaping bondage.

The Octagon Shelter is located on Truxell/Kendall Park Road, 1.5 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.

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 call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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".