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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: 06/13/2013, 06/20/2013, 06/21/2013, 06/28/2013, 07/02/2013, 07/05/2013, 07/08/2013, 07/11/2013, 07/18/2013, 07/26/2013, 07/31/2013, 08/06/2013, 08/08/2013

    Location: Given Upon Registration | Map Fee Information: See description Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext. 100

Young children ages 4 - 6 attending two programs earn a CVNP Junior Ranger badge—four programs earn a patch. Program locations are given upon registration. 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. To register call 800-642-3297 ext. 100.

Thursday, June 13 or Tuesday, August 6
What Do You See?
We’ll read Bill Martin, Jr.’s beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Afterward we’ll take a forest hike. Children will make their own versions of the book. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 20, or Fridays, June 28 or July 26
Who’s Hiding?
Who lives in these woods? We’ll search together for animal homes, tracks, scat, and other signs of forest critters. These clues reveal how animals survive in the woods. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, June 21, Thursday, July 18, or Wednesday, July 31
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! 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 2 or Monday, July 8
Bring on the Birds!
Feathers, beaks, eggs, and nests—these are some of the cool things about birds. Take a short hike with a park ranger to find some of CVNP’s feathered friends and explore the world of birds. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, July 5 or Thursday, August 8
Come Hide with Me
Explore the natural world of hide and seek. Learn which animals are well camouflaged and how this helps them to survive. Enjoy games, activities, and a short hike. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 11
Deer Ears
Use your senses on this fun-filled train ride to explore the five senses and how they help park wildlife to survive. Can you hear as well as a deer? Is your nose as good as a coyote’s? Are your eyes as sharp as an owl’s? Pack a lunch. Fee: $15 per child, $12 Conservancy members, $6 per additional passenger. 9:20 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.