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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 »

Schedule Of Events

Schedule of Events
The Schedule of Events is produced quarterly and is the official schedule of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is available in several formats:

PDF Format:
Click here to view the Spring 2014 Schedule of Events.
(Events for March, April, and May)

Downloadable Calendars:
A downloadable schedule adds the entire schedule of events, or just the events you choose to your web based calendar, or the calendar on your mobile device. Instead of looking through a publication for offerings, all you'll need to do is check your calendar on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. It's free and easy. Click here for more information and instructions.

Printed Copies:
Pick up your FREE schedule at our visitor centers. Click here for hours.

 

Music & Arts in the Valley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a diverse selection of cultural activities all year. From art to concerts to dancing, your park is the destination for interesting and fun activities.
Click here to go to the Music & Arts in the Valley page
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Event Calendars

Opportunities for exploring the park and its neighbors are numerous. Whether you want to join a hike, learn about wildlife, ride the train, or attend a concert, you can find that information here.

Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area - designated by Congress in 1996 - to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal. Click here to access this calendar.

Parknet Calendar below includes a comprehensive listing of events offered by the National Park Service at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

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Events Upcoming for April

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  • Good Friday Fish Fry

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Enjoy a holiday dinner. More

  • Voices in the Valley

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Share an evening of music and fellowship. More

  • Junior Ranger Ledges Challenge

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Learn what makes Cuyahoga Valley and other national parks so special. More

  • Spring Training

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Get in shape with a park ranger. More

  • Junior Ranger, Jr: Scales and Shells

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Do you wonder why a snake sheds its skin? Or why a turtle has a shell? Young children can come learn more about lifestyles of the cool, dry, and scaly. More

  • Bird Watching

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Venture outdoors with expert and novice birders to discover for yourself why the Audubon Society of Ohio has designated CVNP as an Important Bird Area. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - March and April Excursions

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. More

  • National Junior Ranger Day

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Celebrate Junior Rangers with a day of FREE programming. More

  • Art @ M.D. Garage

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions. More

  • Countryside Farmers' Market at Old Trail School

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Get fresh, local food direct from the producer in an inviting space. More

  • Visit The Spicy Lamb Farm

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Celebrate spring at this Countryside Initiative farm. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - March and April Excursions

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. More

  • Art @ M.D. Garage

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions. More

  • Recycled Rocks!

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    On Earth Day, spend the evening exploring the "recycled" rocks along Ledges Trail. More

  • Solo at Sarah's

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    This Countryside Initiative farm presents solo and duo performances by local performers. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    CVPS sponsors monthly presentations by local, regional, and national photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual show. More

  • Civil War Lecture Series

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Listen to experts detail historical aspects of the Civil War. More

  • Contra Dances

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Become part of a living tradition in Cuyahoga Valley—contra dancing. More

  • Countryside U

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Countryside offers classes and networking events. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    CVPS sponsors monthly presentations by local, regional, and national photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual show. More

  • Voices in the Valley

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Share an evening of music and fellowship. More

  • Girl Scout Weekends

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Your Girl Scouts can make new friends while working toward the Get Moving! Journey Badge. More

  • Electronic Recycling For Members

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Conservancy members can recycle old electronic equipment. More

  • Ramp Up Peninsula

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Spend the day honoring the ramp. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - March and April Excursions

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series Concerts

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are proud to present Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas More

  • Art @ M.D. Garage

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions. More

  • Just Getting Started Hikes

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Join a park ranger for a low-intensity series for beginning hikers interested in outdoor exercise. More

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - March and April Excursions

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Experience the adventure, romance, and nostalgia of a vintage train ride through the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. More

  • Art @ M.D. Garage

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions. More

  • Solo at Sarah's

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    This Countryside Initiative farm presents solo and duo performances by local performers. More

  • Volunteer Orientation

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Attend an orientation for an overview of CVNP and current volunteer opportunities. More

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.