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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 »

Versatile Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter is Guest for Valley House Concert

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Date: May 10, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Jared Slanina, Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio - On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park will host their monthly House Concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, highlights local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn, on the Hines Hill Campus. The concert start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations.

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts, as a soloist for over 750 major shows, and served as interim Concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and performed as section violinist with The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Ballet, and Cleveland Opera Orchestra. Most recently, he is a founding member of the band Hey Mavis.

Joining Ed this month will be the immensely talented singer/songwriter Todd Burge. Over the last two decades, he has played everything from Alternative Rock to Bluegrass, performing over 100 shows per year in venues as diverse as The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center. Todd is a repeat guest on National Public Radio's Mountain Stage and has been called the "dean of WV songwriters, the best we have", by host Larry Groce. He has performed and toured with Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, and many others.

Park Ranger Karen Kopchak will host a guided walk of the Hines Hill grounds and facilities. Learn about the components of the property including the many unique architectural features as well as the Gioia Family who once lived there. The tour, which does not require a concert ticket, is open to all visitors, and begins at 5:30 p.m. Visitors who are staying for the concert are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy between the tour and concert.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road.

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.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".