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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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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 »

Downloadable Calendars

Downloadable Calendars

This page offers instructions and links so you can download any events calendar to your personal web based calendar or a calendar on your mobile device. This is a great way to stay informed about what's happening in the park without wasting paper.

The schedule of events is available below in its entirety, or in sections. This allows you to have more control of what populates your calendar. Download the entire schedule if you are interested in a variety of programs, or download the calendar based upon topics you find interesting, such as Hiking and Recreation, Scenic Railroad, Music and Art, and/or Nature and History.

At the bottom of this page are the instructions and the .ics files needed to sync the calendar. Most calendars require a simple copy and paste of the link below. With most web-based and mobile calendars, this format automatically updates when events are added or changed in the master calendar. This means you should only subscribe once, and all subsequent seasons of the schedule will automatically be added to your calendar. If updates are not automatically uploaded, please copy and paste the link each quarter to stay updated. When an actual file is needed, click on the link then save the file to your computer. This format does not automatically update so a quarterly update is necessary to stay informed of current park events.

Listed below are the instructions needed to sync the events calendar to some of the most popular web based calendars. If you can't find instructions for your preferred calendar, or if you have any issues downloading, please contact us.


AppleiCal - Mac:
1. From within iCal, choose "Subscribe" from the "Calendar" menu at the top of your screen.
2. Enter the full URL (listed below) to the desired iCalendar file in the "Subscribe to:" box and click "Subscribe."
3. iCal will then download the calendar and bring you to a screen which allows you to give a title to that calendar. Check the "Refresh:" checkbox and select "every day" which will instruct iCal to check for updates to the calendar on a daily basis.
4. That's it. Your new calendar will appear, and you can choose to show or hide it by selecting or deselecting the calendar's title in the "Calendars" screen.

Apple iPhone:
1. On the iPhone navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calanders -> Add Account -> Other -> Add Subscribed Calendar.
2. Enter the full URL (listed below) to the Server field. It may be easier to email yourself the the ics link then copy and paste it on the iPhone.
3. Click Save after the calendar has been downloaded.
4. That's it. Your new calendar will appear, and you can choose to show or hide it by selecting or deselecting the calendar's title in the "Calendars" screen.

Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Windows:
1. Download the .ics file for the calendar selected by clicking on the link of that calendar
2. Save the file to your computer
3. Log on to your account
4. Under Calendar, select Add A Shared Calendar
5. Select the calendar file downloaded to your computer
6. Select Ok
7. The calendar is now added.

Microsoft Outlook 2010 - Windows:
1. Log in to your account
2. Right click on Other Calendars
3. Click Add Calendar, then select From Internet
4. Paste the link of the events calendar from CVNP you wish to add, as listed below
5. Select your preferences, then select Ok.
6. The calendar is now added.

Google Calendar:
1. Log in to your google calendar account.
2. Click on the down arrow next to Other Calendars
3. Select Add By URL
4. Paste the link of the events calendar from CVNP you wish to add, as listed below
5. Click the Add Calendar button. The calendar will appear in the Other Calendars section of the calendar list to the left.

Yahoo Calendar:
1. Log in to your account
2. Click on the Actions button at the top
3. Select Subscribe to Other Calendars
4. Paste the link of the events calendar from CVNP you wish to add, as listed below
5. Select your preferences, then select Continue
6. The calendar is now added.

Spring 2014 Schedule of Events:
Spring 2014 downloadable schedule are available now. If you've downloaded the link as a file for the winter schedule, you'll need to download it again to get the spring schedule. If you synced your calendar to the link, the spring schedule should update automatically.

Complete Spring 2014 Schedule of Events

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Events

Countryside Conservancy Events

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Events

For Kids Events

Hiking & Recreation Events

Music and Arts Events

Nature & History Events

Volunteer Opportunities

If you experience any problems downloading our calendars, please contact park staff .

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.