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 »
Visitor Centers Winter 2010 Hours
Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
For Immediate Release – Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Mary Pat Doorley, (440) 546-5995, (440) 343-7355 (cell), or e-mail us
Brecksville, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) announces the following hours for park visitor centers for the months of December, January, and February.
Boston Store Visitor Center is located at 1548 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264. Exhibits tell the story of canal boat building in the valley. Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Canal Visitor Center is located at 7104 Canal Road, at the intersection of Canal and Hillside Roads, Valley View 44125. Exhibits focus on life along the canal and human history in the valley. Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center is closed for the winter.Peninsula Depot Visitor Center is located at 1630 Mill Street, Peninsula 44264. This information and orientation facility was developed to help visitors explore CVNP, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Village of Peninsula, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Saturdays and Sundays, December 4 to 12 and January 8 to February 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This visitor center is closed December 13 throughJanuary 7.
Winter Sports Center, within Kendall Lake Shelter, is located at 1000 Truxell/Kendall Lake roads, two miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264. This facility offers rental of winter equipment, as well as ski and snowshoe instruction. The center will be open on the following dates when there are at least four inches of snow. It may be open additional days during heavy snowfall. Saturdays and Sundays, December 4 through 19; daily December 26 through 31; Saturdays and Sundays, January 2 through February 27; and the holidays of January 17 (Martin Luther King Day) and February 21 (Presidents’ Day), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call (800) 257-9477 to confirm snowfall.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call (330) 657-2752 or (800) 257-9477.
Did You Know?
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."