• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • 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. Towpath Trail closed south of Bath Road from dusk 8/10 through dusk 8/11 for Gay Games 10K Road Race. 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: 06/07/2014, 06/21/2014, 07/05/2014, 07/12/2014, 08/02/2014, 08/16/2014

    Location: Location and time varies - see description | Map Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Boston Store Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2752

Bird Watching
Venture outdoors with expert and novice birders to discover for yourself why the Audubon Society of Ohio has designated CVNP as an Important Bird Area. Bring binoculars and a field guide.  

Saturday, June 7
Cozy Inhabitants
Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar on this walk along the firm, flat Towpath Trail to see different kinds of nests and perhaps an inhabitant or two. Station Road Bridge Trailhead, 7:30 - 10 a.m.  

Saturday, June 21
Summer Songbirds
Watch songbirds showing off their bright summer plumage. Hike 2.75 miles on the rolling, unpaved Tree Farm Trail with Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar. We'll search for nesting blue-wing warblers, golden-crown kinglets, and red-breasted nuthatches. Horseshoe Pond, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 5
Challenging Times
Many juvenile birds are exploring and trying to catch their own food. Join Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar in search of newly fledged scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and other songbirds in the unpaved, grassy areas of Howe Meadow. Howe Meadow, 7 - 10 p.m.  

Saturday, July 12
Calls and Tunes
Identify birds hidden among the leaves of deep upland forests by their songs. Join Park Ranger Paul Motts to learn which birds are producing summer serenades along the 2.5-mile flat, unpaved Oak Hill trail system. Oak Hill Trailhead, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 2
Lingering Songbirds
Late summer is an essential time for songbirds to build up fat reserves for their long journey southward to Central America and beyond. Search with Park Volunteer Dwight Chasar for lingering warblers along the hilly unpaved Wetmore trail system. Wetmore Trailhead, 7 - 10 a.m.

Saturday, August 16
Annual Spring Bird Census
Freshwater wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the Cuyahoga Valley. They support a diversity of late-summer feeding and resting birds. Join Park Ranger Paul Motts to find which birds are present in the areas surrounding a beaver marsh. Stroll about a mile on the firm, flat Towpath Trail. Ira Trailhead, 8 - 10 a.m.