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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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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: 06/22/2013, 07/19/2013, 07/27/2013, 08/10/2013, 08/17/2013

    Location: Varies-see event details Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Boston Store Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2752

On these evening adventures, we’ll discover the many animals that call Cuyahoga Valley National Park home.

Saturdays, June 22, July 27, and August 17
Evening Marshlands
Join a park ranger for this easy 1.5-mile walk along the Towpath Trail to explore the Beaver Marsh. Dusk is a time when many animals are active. Ira Trailhead, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Friday, July 19
Light Dancers
The lightning bug’s flash does more than light up the night. It is a mating signal that males and females send to each other. With Park Ranger Paul Motts, observe firefly light displays during their peak courtship time. Ira Trailhead, 9 - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10
Bat Flight
The Stanford Barn is often a great place to watch for emerging bats in the early evening. Join Park Ranger Paul Motts for a short hike to see female bats with their young. Program will be cancelled if it rains. Boston Store Visitor Center, 8 - 10 p.m.