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  • 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 »

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    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 »

SR 303 Railroad Crossing Reopens Earlier Than Expected

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Date: April 14, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service announced today that the railroad crossing at SR 303 in the Village of Peninsula has reopened ahead of schedule. The crossing was expected to be closed until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011. Work involved replacing the deteriorated railroad crossing to provide safer travel for the public using SR 303, and was 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 was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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.

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Did You Know?

Dragonfly image by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

Dragonflies and damselflies look almost alike while flying. However, if you wait until they land, dragonflies lay their wings to the side while damselflies lay them back and above their bodies.