Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure
A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »
Plateau Trail Partial Closure
The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »
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 »
Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!
Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.
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 »
SR 303 Crossing Closed Due to Replacement
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service will close the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula from 7 p.m., Sunday, April 10 until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011. The purpose of the closure is to replace the deteriorated railroad crossing and to provide safer travel for the public using SR 303. This is closure is part of an ongoing project to rehabilitate nine miles of rail being completed Railroad Constructors, Inc.
The National Park Service owns the historic Valley Railway on which Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad operates scenic excursions and educational programs year-round.
This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The public will be able to follow the progress of each project on www.recovery.gov and on www.interior.gov/recovery.
Detour signs will be posted on site and are available online at www.dot.state.oh.us (select District Four) or call 330-786-2209.
Please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.
For up-to-date closures and cancellations visit www.nps.gov/cuva/flooding-in-the-park.htm or call 440-546-5960.
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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.