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 »
September Sunday Fun Days
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.
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".