Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath is Closed due to Flooding: Lock 39 to Botzum
Due to excessive flooding the NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in CVNP until further notice. The Polar Express cancelled tonight and Sunday's 9 a.m. hike at Ira Trailhead is cancelled. Please respect all closures.
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 »
Towpath Trail Partial Closure in National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio – The National Park Service announces the partial closure of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP), starting Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27, 2013. The trail will be closed from Hillside Road in Valley View to Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be open evenings. The Lock 39 parking lot will remain open at all times. The closure is necessary to facilitate the application of limestone screenings on the tread surface of the trail.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Bike Aboard! service will be unavailable between Canal Visitor Center and Rockside Road during the closure. Those wishing to ride the train south will board at Canal Visitor Center. Train riders traveling north will disembark at Canal Visitor Center.
Canal Visitor Center is located at 7104 Canal Road, at intersection with Hillside Road, Valley View 44125.
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?
American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.