• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • Valley Picnic Area Park Lot CLosed - Plateau Trail Loop Affected

    Valley Picnic Area Parking Lot is closed for the replacement of the damaged culvert on the Plateau Trail, from dusk on Monday, September 22 to 5 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2014. Access to Plateau Trail is via the Oak Hill Trailhead. Loop unavailable.

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

For Kids

Kids' programs are available throughout the year. Check out the For Kids pages of the quarterly Schedule of Events for specific listings, and visit our main kids' page for Junior Ranger and Junior Ranger, Jr. information.

Kids of all ages can take part in our Junior Ranger Program to learn more about Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Complete fun activities to earn a Junior Range badge or patch. Content and number of activities vary based on age. Get the free Junior Ranger Handbook or Junior Ranger, Jr. activity cards from park visitor centers.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".