• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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 boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.