Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected
Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.
Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »
Winters Sports Fun Available in Your National Park
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Brecksville, Ohio –When it snows, come on over to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! Our Winters Sports Center, located within Kendall Lake Shelter, offers winter equipment rental and instruction. The center will be open on the following dates only when there are at least four inches of snow. It may be open additional days during heavy snowfall. Saturdays and Sundays, December 7 through 22 and January 4 through February 23; daily, December 26 through 31; and the holidays of January 20 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) and February 17 (Presidents’ Day), 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call 330-657-2752 for current snowfall depth.
There must be at least four inches of snow for snowshoe rental and six inches of snow for cross-country ski rental. Equipment for adults and children is available at the Winter Sports Center. Fees: snowshoe rental $5 (full day); ski rental $15 (full day) and $7.50 (3 hours).
Snowshoes can also be rented at Boston Store Visitor Center, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: snowshoe rental $5 (full day).
Want to learn to cross-country ski? All classes are led by Park Ranger/Certified Ski Instructor Paul Motts. In addition to the scheduled workshops below, there may be additional classes offered when there are favorable skiing conditions of at least 6 inches of snow. To register call 330-657-2752.
Scheduled Cross-Country Ski Workshops:
Saturdays, January 11 or February 8
Saturday, January 25
Saturday, February 15
Kendall Lake Shelter/ Winter Sports Center is located on Truxell/ Kendall Park Road, 2 miles west of Akron Cleveland Road, Peninsula 44264.
Boston Store Visitor Center is located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264.
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.
Did You Know?
During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.