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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: 09/22/2012, 10/13/2012, 10/21/2012, 11/03/2012

    Location: Provided upon registration. Fee Information: $8 child, $5 Conservancy members (unless otherwise noted). Contact Name: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center Contact Phone Number: 800-642-3297 ext.100

Young children can discover and enjoy the natural world. Kids ages 4 - 6 attending three programs during this year-round series earn the 2012 CVNP Junior Ranger, Jr. badge--five programs earn a patch. Registration fees and policies are the same as for the Junior Ranger program. Program locations are given upon registration. A parent or guardian is required to
attend programs with participating children; no charge for adults. To register, call 800-642-3297 ext.100.

Saturday, September 22
Fabulous Fungus
Get ready to explore the world of fungus. How many colors can you find? Join us on a hunt to discover more about mushrooms and where they live. For ages 4 - 6. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 13
Oh, Nuts!
Fall brings many changes to the valley, especially in the forest. Join a park ranger to hike among the trees, searching for their falling seeds. For ages 4 - 6. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 21
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! For ages 4 - 6. 2 - 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 3
Creatures of the Night
What animals are creeping around in the dark? We'll investigate a pretend bat cave, listen to stories, and go on a hike in the park at night. No flashlights needed for this adventure. 6 - 8 p.m.