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 »
Summer Fun Includes a Picnic, Lawn Games, and Tales Around the Campfire
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Brecksville, Ohio – Every summer people gather around national park campfires to hear the stories of America. This summer Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) offers an opportunity to make memories for your family on select Mondays at the Ledges Shelter. Family activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a campfire starting at 6:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Play games on the lawn, enjoy a campfire (indoors during inclement weather) and share some good old-fashioned campfire tales. Afterwards, take a hike to the Ledges Overlook for a beautiful sunset. Alcohol is prohibited.
Monday, June 13
Monday, June 27
Monday, July 11
Monday, July 25
Monday, August 8
Monday, August 22
Ledges Shelter is located on Truxell/Kendall Park Road, 1 mile 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 www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.
Did You Know?
Beaver in Cuyahoga Valley National Park impounded water to create a rich, diverse wetland in an area that was once an automobile junk yard? The area is now home to herons, turtles, amphibians, beavers, muskrats, otters, and many aquatic plants.