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    Cuyahoga Valley

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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: 03/13/2014, 03/27/2014, 04/10/2014, 04/24/2014, 05/08/2014, 05/22/2014

    Location: Boston Township School House | Map Fee Information: $7 Contact Name: Rebecca Jones Macko Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2753 x225

Contra Dances
Thursdays, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24, and May 8 and 22
Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. Caller Carol Kopp leads dancers while the band Hu$hmoney plays lively jigs, reels, and tunes. Park Ranger Rebecca Jones Macko will give a Contra Conversation on March 13 that explores the history of the dance. Guest callers are featured in May. 

Comfortable clothing and shoes recommended. Fee: $6.
Boston Township School House, 7 p.m. instruction, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing.