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 »
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 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?
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.