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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 »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 09/08/2012, 10/12/2012, 10/20/2012, 10/26/2012, 11/11/2012

    Location: Provided upon registration. | Map Fee Information: $8 child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted). Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext. 100.

There are now year-round opportunities to become a Junior Ranger! Kids ages 7-12 attending three programs earn the 2012 CVNP Junior Ranger badge-six programs earn the CVNP patch. Program locations are given upon registration. Fee: $8 per child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted). A parent or guardian is required to attend programs with participating children; no charge for adults. To register call 800-642-3297 ext. 100.

Saturday, September 8
Pollinators in Season
What is a pollinator, and how are they important in CVNP? Join a park ranger on this discovery stroll along the Towpath Trail. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, October 12
Fall Family Fishing Day
Drop in for a FREE day of fishing fun! Fishing poles and bait provided, or bring your own. Pack your own lunches and drinks. For ages 7 and older. Horseshoe Pond, 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
Fossil Fun
Have you ever found a rock that looked like a strange creature? Join us on a fossil-hunting adventure. For ages 7-12.  2-4 p.m.

Friday, October 26
Hooting Owl Hike and Autumn Star Night
Take a short hike to search for owls and try calling them in for a better view. Afterwards we'll use telescopes to gaze at the stars twinkling above. For ages 7-12. 6:30-9 p.m.

Sunday, November 11
Leave No Trace
Care for America's special places by learning "leave no trace" principles. Help with a small project to protect your national park. For ages 7-12. 2-4 p.m.