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 »
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, 07/30/2014Location: 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
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
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
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.