• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    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 »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/11/2014, 06/17/2014, 06/19/2014, 06/25/2014, 06/27/2014, 07/01/2014, 07/02/2014, 07/09/2014, 07/10/2014, 07/17/2014, 07/23/2014, 07/26/2014, 07/29/2014, 07/30/2014

    Location: Provided Upon Registration | Map Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: $8 per child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted) Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext. 100

Junior Ranger, Jr.
Young children can discover and enjoy the natural world. Kids ages 4 - 6 attending any two programs can earn a Junior Ranger badge - four programs earn a patch. 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 except on train programs. Location provided upon registration, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. To register call 800-642-3297 ext. 100.

Wednesday, June 11 or Tuesday, July 1
What's Green and Gray and Wears a Flat Hat?
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a park ranger? Have fun learning about their different duties through crafts, activities, and a short hike.

Tuesday, June 17 or Wednesday, July 2
Seed's Journey
Follow the amazing journey of a seed from small beginnings into a magnificent tree, and then a fallen log into soil. Explore a fascinating variety of bark, leaves, stumps, and nuts.

Thursdays, June 19 or July 17, or Wednesday, July 23
Really Big Rocks
Step into a wondrous place of huge rocks, evergreens, and moss. A hike below the Ledges is always special. How were these rocks made? Do they change? Come find out! 

Wednesday, June 25 or Tuesday, July 29
Amazing Animal Senses
Learn hot to nose around like a coyote, listen with your deer ears, and put your tongue to the raccoon test. We'll explore the forest with our five senses.

Friday, June 27 or Wednesday, July 30
Insectigations
Butterflies, ladybugs, beetles, and bees--as Junior Ranger detectives, we uncover where they live and what makes them insects. Could these bugs actually be good for us? Be prepared for a hike to examine insects up close.

Wednesday, July 9 or Saturday July 26
Move It! Move It!
There are many ways of getting from one place to another in the park. Through stories, art, and exploration, discover which modes of transportation have shaped this valley.

Thursday, July 10
Deers Ears
Take a fun-filled ride through your national park on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Along the route we'll answer the questions that young minds want to know. Join us to explore the five senses as we compare the animals who call CVNP home. Pack a lunch. Fee: $15 per child, $12 Conservancy members, $6 per additional passenger.