• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

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  • Search for Missing Woman Hillary K. Sharma Continues in Park, 8-26-2014

    Paddlers on the Cuyahoga R. are asked to report any out-of-the-ordinary items that they might see along the river between the Village of Boston and Station Rd in Brecksville. Sharma is 5’3”, 120 lbs, br hair/eyes. Have info? Call 440-546-5945. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closure

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    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 »

  • Riverview Road Repaving

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15. Road is open but there are still delays due to construction. Allow extra time. More »

Music & Arts in the Valley


Call the Cultural Arts Hotline at (330) 650-4636, ext. 228 after 2 p.m. the day of an event for up-to-date ticket availability and severe weather cancellations.


 
Music in the Meadow

Music in the Meadow concerts are FREE!

NPS DJ REISER

Music in the Meadow
Grab a blanket and a picnic dinner and bring your family to hear FREE music in the national park! The festivities begin with lawn games and a musical craft. The concert series is presented by Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with support from Audio-Technica, the Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation, Woodsy's Music, The Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, and the National Park Foundation. Alcohol prohibited. Donations to support this series will be accepted at each event. Howe Meadow, 5:30 p.m. family activities, 6:30 p.m. concert begins. Concerts are cancelled during severe weather, unless otherwise noted. Call 330-650-4636 ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for an update.

Wednesday, August 13
Mouths of Babes (formerly Tylan & Ingrid) and The Laura Love Duo
In celebration of the 2014 Gay Games, join us for this special two-act extended concert. Americana duo Ingrid Elizabeth (of Coyote Grace) and Tylan Greenstein (of Girlyman) kick off the spirited evening. Next, The Laura Love Duo blends funk, folk, pop, bluegrass, jazz, and country. A phenomenal vocalist/songwriter/bassist, Laura is backed by guitarist Jen Todd. Additional support provided by the National Park Foundation and The Gay Community Endowment Fund of the Akron Community Foundation. If there is inclement weather, the concert will move to Happy Days Lodge and free same-day tickets will be available at www.conservancyforcvnp.org.

 
Contra Dancers

NPS/TED TOTH

Cuyahoga Valley Contra Dance
Thursdays, August 14 and 28, September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23, and November 13
Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. Caller Carol Kopp leads dancers through each dance while the band Hu$hmoney plays lively jigs, reels, and tunes. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Fee: $6. Boston Township School House, 7 p.m. instruction, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing.

 

Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society
Part of the Conservancy, CVPS sponsors monthly presentations by locally and nationally recognized photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual show. Free. Happy Days Lodge, 7 - 9 p.m. For more information contact CVPS at info@cvps.org or the Conservancy at 330-657-2909.

Thursday, August 14
Members' Show
This is an opportunity for members to share up to three digital images, with helpful feedback from professional photographers. Please visit the Gallery page at www.cvps.org for the digital file criteria.

 
Art at M.D. Garage

©D.J. REISER

Art @ M.D. Garage
Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions organized and coordinated by the Crooked River Gang, a volunteer group that promotes art in the Cuyahoga Valley. The M.D. Garage is a 1940s gas station located in the village of Boston. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Most artwork is available for purchase.

Weekends in August
Our Streams and Rivers

Weekends in September
Beautiful ohio

Weekends in October (except October 11 - 12)
Celebrating Autumn

 

Locations:

Boston Township School House
1775 Main Street, northeast corner of SR 303 and Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Canal Exploration Center
7104 Canal Road, intersection of Canal and Hillside roads, Valley View 44125

Everett Covered Bridge
2370 Everett Road, 0.5 mile west of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

G.A.R. Hall Museum
1785 Main Street, Peninsula 44264

Happy Days Lodge
500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264

Howe Meadow
4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264

John S. Seiberling Gallery on the Hines Hill Campus
1403 West Hines Hill Road, Peninsula 44264

M.D. Garage
Adjacent to Boston Store Visitor Center, located at 1548 Boston Mills Road, east of Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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.