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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • 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 »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • 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 »

Train Service Reopens from Peninsula to Akron

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Date: July 7, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 4440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 800-468-4070 ext. 230

Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is reopening train service from the Peninsula Depot to Akron Northside Station starting Wednesday, July 13, 2011. CVSR operates regular excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays. Tickets for all of the excursions can be purchased on-line at www.CVSR.com. The recently added fuel surcharge has been reduced from $2 to $1. Advance tickets purchased online are $10 adults and $5 children ages 3 - 12 and walk-up tickets are $12 adults and $7 children ages 3 - 12. New lower prices for half the excursion - limited time!

CVSR Schedule for Peninsula to Akron until further notice:

Station                      Departures

Peninsula

9:40

11:20

1:20

3:00

4:45

6:20

Indigo Lake

9:50

11:05

1:35

2:50

5:00

6:10

Botzum

10:00

11:00

1:45

2:45

5:10

6:05

Akron Northside

10:20

10:40

2:05

2:25

5:25

5:45



Bike Aboard! riders will continue as scheduled between Peninsula and Akron.

The train will continue to provide service Wednesdays through Sundays from Canton to Akron. This is a three-hour round trip leaving Canton Lincoln Highway Station at 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Train service from Peninsula Depot to Canal Visitor Center remains closed until construction of the track work on the Valley Railway is completed later this summer.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Water lilies in beaver marsh area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo by NPS volunteer John Catalano.

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.