Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Train Service Reopens in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 800-468-4070 ext. 230
Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is reopening train service from Peninsula Depot to Brecksville Station, starting Wednesday, August 3, 2011. CVSR operates regular excursions on Wednesdays through Sundays from Brecksville Station to Akron Northside Station and from Canton Lincoln Highway Station to Akron Northside Station. Train service from Rockside Station to Canal Visitor Center remains closed until construction is completed later this summer.
Visitors are encouraged to board the train at any of the other boarding stations that allow for walk-ups: Brecksville Station, Peninsula Depot or Akron Northside Station. Bike Aboard! riders are able to board at any of the stations other than Canal Visitor Center.
Schedule Until Further Notice:
Canal Visitor Center NO BOARDING AVAILABLE. UNLOAD FOR BIKE ABOARD! ONLY
Brecksville 9:20 11:40 1:05 3:20 4:25 6:40
Boston Mill 9:30 11:30 1:10 3:10 4:35 6:30
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
Tickets for all of the excursions can be purchased on-line at www.CVSR.com. Advance tickets purchased online are $20 adults and $15children ages 3 - 12 and walk-up tickets are $18 adults and $13 children ages 3 - 12. Prices include all additional fees. Visit www.CVSR.com for schedules.
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to providing educational, recreational, and heritage railroad experience to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway and the industrial corridor between Akron and Canton. CVSR is celebrating its 39 th year of excursion rail service. 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?
A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.