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    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • 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. Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure.

  • 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 »

  • Brandywine Creek Foot Bridge Closed

    The footbridge that crosses over the Brandywine Creek on the Brandywine Gorge Trail is closed due to damage sustained during a recent storm. The trail remains open but there is no detour. Visitors will need to backtrack to get back to parking lot. More »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/12/2014, 06/16/2014, 06/19/2014, 06/24/2014, 06/26/2014, 06/28/2014, 07/01/2014, 07/07/2014, 07/08/2014, 07/11/2014, 07/15/2014, 07/16/2014, 07/22/2014, 07/31/2014, 08/01/2014, 08/02/2014, 08/05/2014, 08/09/2014

    Location: Various times and locations | Map Fee Information: See description Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext. 100
Become a Junior Ranger!
Kids ages 7 - 12 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.

Thursdays, June 12 or July 31, or Wednesday, July 16
Ledges Ramble
Explore the nooks and crannies above, below, and between enormous blocks of rock. Learn to use a GPS unit to find your way. Wear sturdy shoes for this 1.8-mile trail exploration. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, June 16 or Tuesday, June 24
Leave It to Beavers
Take a closer look at the life of a beaver. Discover how these animals can change a habitat, creating a new one. We’ll take a hike to search for signs of beaver activity. 6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 19 or Tuesday, July 15
ExSTREAM Bugs
Discover some of the animals living in park streams. Play a game and participate in an activity to understand how water's unique properties allow these creatures to survive. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 26
Are We There Yet?
Climb around CVSR and experience the rhythm of the train. We'll get to visit the new Canal Exploration Center. This interactive program will bring the past to life and make you wonder about the future. Fee: $15 per child, $12 Conservancy members, $6 per additional passenger. 11:15 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Saturday, June 28
Fossil Fun
Have you ever found a rock that looked like a strange creature? Maybe it's a fossil from when warm, shallow seas covered Ohio millions of years ago. Join us on a fossil-hunting adventure. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 1 or July 22
Make It, Break It, Take It
Can the pieces fit back together? Find out what archeologists can learn about past people by examining broken pottery. Make your own clay creation to take home. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, July 7 or Saturday, August 2
Pond Pursuits
Park ponds are teeming with life, both above and below the water's surface. Join a park ranger to learn which animals make ponds their home. Dip nets in to see what you can discover! 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, July 8 or August 5
Back to the Future
Join the marvelous march of progress! Discover how a big ditch connected Ohio to the world. Explore what life was like during Ohio's Canal Era. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, July 11

All About Owls
Whooooo are we? We like to eat small mammals and are most active at night. Give up? Join a park ranger to learn about owls’ nocturnal habits and dissect owl pellets to discover their favorite foods. 6 - 8 p.m.

Friday, August 1 or Saturday, August 9
Night Hike
As darkness falls over the Cuyahoga Valley, discover which animals are just waking up. Enjoy a hike through the woods to listen for and learn about nocturnal wildlife. 8 - 10 p.m.