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 »
Multiple Days: 03/29/2014, 03/30/2014, 04/05/2014, 04/06/2014, 04/12/2014, 04/13/2014, 04/19/2014, 05/03/2014, 05/04/2014, 05/10/2014Location: The Spicy Lamb Farm Fee Information: See descriptions Contact Name: The Spicy Lamb Farm Contact Phone Number: 330-657-2012
Celebrate spring at this Countryside Initiative Farm. For more information and directions, visit www.thespicylambfarm.com.
Saturday and Sunday, March 29 - 30
Watch a sheep-shearing demonstration, help shear, join the Adopt-a-Sheep program, and shop for a custom heirloom blanket. Fee: $10 adults, $5 children. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, April 5 - 6 and April 12 - 13
See newborn lambs, ducklins, chicks, and bunnies. Fee: $10 adults, $5 children. Private group visits can also be arranged. Saturdays, 9 - 11 a.m. and Sundays 2 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 19
The Blessing of the Sheep
See the annual Blessing of the Sheep with bagpipes and herding demonstrations. Fee: $10 adults, $5 children. Noon - 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 - 4
Herding Training Clinic
All breeds and levels welcome in this two-day clinic with Lyle Lad, who has been training and trialing dogs for nearly 30 years. Fee: $200 per dog/handler team for both days. $50 per day to audit. Begins at 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 10
Herding Behavioral Seminar
Ken McCort explains the behavioral aspects of why herding dogs do what they do and provides training tips to help you perfect this art form. Fee: $20. 1 - 3 p.m.