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  • Trail Closures

    The Towpath Trail will be closed during the day at Bath Rd for repair, Mon-Tue, 7/21-7/22, between Ira and Bath roads for repair. No detour. Ira parking lot open. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Closed.

  • Quick Road Closure

    Quick Road is closed from Akron Peninsula Road to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, Ju7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Sunday Matinee - Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad

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Date: February 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Do stories of love, danger, triumph, and despair peak your interest? Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) invite you to explore the stories of the Underground Railroad on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Board the train to learn the lessons for traveling an Underground Railroad to freedom. This event is a program offered during the three-hour round trip traveling through the Cuyahoga Valley. This program will be offered just one way of your journey. During the rest of your trip, you can enjoy the sounds and stories of the Voices of the Valley audio tour. Seating is limited. Fee: all tickets are $10. Akron Northside Station, 11:35 a.m., or Brecksville Station, 1:45 p.m. To register call 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com.

CVSR is a non-profit organization that runs historic, educational, and recreational train excursions through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Independence, downtown Akron, and downtown Canton. For more information about CVSR, contact 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com.

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?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."