Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Final resurfacing and striping will take place following the Memorial Day holiday.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer Program
Do you want to help out in your national park? The Adopt-a-Trail Program is an opportunity for people of all ages to assist the staff of Cuyahoga Valley National Park in maintaining 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. See the trail sweep schedule below for more information or click here for a pdf version.
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 1, 2013
Commemorate the 80-year anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) by maintaining their legacy on Saturday, June 1. Meet members of the CCC and volunteer on a trail sweep and other CCC-related projects around the Virginia Kendall area. We will gather at the Ledges Shelter, located on Truxell/Kendall Park Road, 1 mile west of Akron Cleveland Road in Peninsula at 9:30 a.m. for registration. The trail sweep will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. New and experienced trail worker volunteers are welcome!
Bring a small pack with water, lunch and work gloves, wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. For more information and to register, contact the volunteer office at (330) 657-2299 or email@example.com.
This event in Cuyahoga Valley National Park was made possible with financial support provided by NEEF and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
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) 678-9028.
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 Evan Nolan at (216) 407-6936.
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) 657-2296.
Did You Know?
Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.