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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?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.