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 »
Winter and Spring Service Starts for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, (330) 657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, OH. - Opening weekend for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s (CVSR) National Park Scenic Winter-Spring excursion schedule is January 18 and 19, 2014.
The winter-spring schedule for the Scenic Excursions is limited and will vary January – May due to bridge repairs and construction. January through mid-March will include departures from the Akron Northside Station, the Brecksville Station and Peninsula Depot. Mid-March to April 27th service will be offered between Akron Northside and Peninsula.
Rockside Station and Canal Visitor Center will be closed until May 3, when the full track re-opens. From March 22 through April 27, Brecksville and Boston Mills stations will also be closed.
Brunch along the Cuyahoga will also be a part of the weekend offerings on board. A 5-course brunch is served in one of CVSR’s newly remodeled dining cars while traveling through the National Park.
A variety of Special Events will be available, including Ales on Rails – beer-tasting excursions, wine-tasting excursions, Dinner Trains, The Easter Bunny Express and more. Bike Aboard! service will start in May with the opening of the full track.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides transportation to and within Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) under a joint operating agreement and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 c (3) volunteer supported organization. Scenic train excursions are offered twelve months of the year, along with a variety of special events, including The Polar Express™, Day Out With Thomas™ and more. More information and the complete list of events can be found at www.CVSR.com or by calling 800-468-4070.
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 call (330) 657-2752.
Did You Know?
The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.