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Towpath Trail Short-term Closure Scheduled in National Park

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Date: September 8, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995

Brecksville, Ohio -

The section of the Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail between Boston Store Visitor Center Trailhead and Lock 29 Trailhead in Peninsula will be completely closed for construction from Monday, September 19 through Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

The Lock 29 parking lot will only be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily on all three days.

The closures are required to install weirs to allow future flood waters to move over the Towpath Trail and not wash away the tread surface. The work will be completed through contracted services.

The National Park Service requests that visitors please respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resources, and park staff.

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."