Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Saturday, March 16
Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar as we search for migrating birds such as golden-crowned kinglets, red-breasted nuthatches, and eastern bluebirds along the 2.75-mile Tree Farm Trail. Horseshoe Pond, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 23
The Cuyahoga Valley is a prime corridor for waterfowl and other early migrating birds. Join Park Ranger Paul Motts to discover what spring birds have arrived at the Beaver Marsh. Ira Trailhead, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 5
Meet Mr. Timberdoodle
If weather conditions are right, you may see male woodcocks (aka timberdoodles) "sky dancing" 300 feet in the air. Observe this unusual mating spectacle with Park Ranger Paul Motts. Wear warm, dark clothing and bring a small flashlight. NPS Park Headquarters, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 20
In April, returning songbirds establish their breeding territories along the Cuyahoga River. Walk the Towpath Trail with Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar in search of early nesting yellow-throated warblers. Station Road Bridge Trailhead, 8 - 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 4
The songbird migration that began in February now nears a frenzied peak. Everywhere birds are singing and showing signs of courtship. Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar on a 2.5- mile walk to discover which migrating warblers are present in the hardwood forests and old fields of Oak Hill. Oak Hill Trailhead, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 18
Annual Spring Bird Census
Birders of all experience levels are invited to participate in this annual spring outing to compile vital population records used in natural resource studies. Census participants will be sent out in small groups to record different species and count numbers of individuals. Bring binoculars and a field guide. NPS Park Headquarters, 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 25
The dense hemlock forests surrounding high sandstone ledges provide a cool micro-environment ideal for nesting birds typically found north of Ohio. Park Ranger Paul Motts leads the search for hermit thrush, blue-headed vireo, and other unusual birds often seen along the Ledges trails. Ledges Shelter (parking lot), 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.