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 »
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 »
Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer Program
Help the National Park Service maintain safe and well-groomed trails by joining a group that takes responsibility for one trail. Help "sweep" the trail by picking up litter, trimming branches, clearing culverts, and reporting trail conditions. During a trail sweep, the Adopt-a-Trail crew hikes the full length of the trail. On-site instruction and safety analysis is provided. Ages 10 and up with a parent/guardian; ages 16 and up can volunteer without a parent/guardian and with a parent-guardian-signed Trail Worker Volunteer Agreement.
Save the date for National Trails Day: Saturday, June 7
Blue Hen Falls Trail crew meets at the Blue Hen Falls overflow parking lot, 2001 Boston Mills Road, Brecksville 44141. For sweep schedule call Mike Brittain at (330) 865-0794.
Boston Run Trail crew meets at the Happy Days Lodge parking lot, 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), Peninsula 44264. Call Dave Herbster at (330) 666-2270.
Furnace Run Trail crew meets at the Everett Road Covered Bridge parking lot, 2370 Everett Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Kevin Tuttle at (330) 666-3822.
Haskell Run Trail crew meets at the Happy Days Lodge parking lot, 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), Peninsula 44264. For sweep schedule call Joan Greenberg at (330) 338-6324. This trail is "kid friendly." Call Joan to schedule dates for younger scout groups.
Lake Trail/Cross Country Trail crew meets at Kendall Lake Shelter parking lot, 1000 Truxell Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Tom DiNardo at (330) 688-1767.
Old Carriage Trail crew meets at 714 Fieldcrest Court, Sagamore Hills 44067. Call Gene Wimmer at (330) 467-9593.
Pine Grove Trail/Forest Point Trail/Ledges Trail crew meets at the Octagon Shelter parking lot, 801 Truxell Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Bill O'Brien at (330) 622-0437.
Plateau Trail crew meets at the Oak Hill Trailhead parking lot, 3901 Oak Hill Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Dave Burgan at (330) 688-2568
Salt Run Trail crew meets at the Pine Hollow Trailhead parking lot, 5465 Quick Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Pete Allison at (330) 725-6097. First time volunteers, please call Pete to register.
Stanford Trail/Brandywine Gorge Trail crew meets at the Boston Store Visitor Center parking lot, 1548 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Carol Lewanski at (216) 261-0307.
Tree Farm Trail crew meets at the Horseshoe Pond parking lot, 2075 Major Road, Peninsula 44264. Call Dave Burgan at (330) 688-2568.
Are you interested in adopting "your own" trail?
Are you looking for a group opportunity?
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Volunteer Program is co-managed by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn about volunteer opportunities please visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call (330) 657-2299.
Did You Know?
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.