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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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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 »

Join Our Friends

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (formerly called the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association) is a nonprofit organization working to protect, support, and promote Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Conservancy is built on a strong community tradition of protecting the valley and supporting Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to providing quality educational programs.

The Conservancy works to enhance the Cuyahoga Valley National Park through programs, projects, and events such as the Environmental Education Center, Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society, Lyceum lectures, concerts, and much more. You can be involved in the activities and events of the Conservancy by becoming a member. Please call (330) 657-2909 for details on how to become a member.

The Conservancy operates two retail stores within the park:

  • Trail Mix Peninsula
    1600 West Mill Street Peninsula 44264.
    (330) 657-2091
    Visit the Conservancy's new store for locally-sourced gifts and food, Cuyahoga Valley National Park apparel, souvenirs, jewelry and art by local artists, grab-and-go café, kids area and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad tickets!
    Store Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Daily

  • Trail Mix Boston
    1565 Boston Mills Road, opposite Boston Store Visitor Center, Peninsula 44264.
    This little store is a great place to take a break from your favorite park activities. Purchase ice cream, baked goods, sandwiches, and snacks.
    Seasonal Store Hours: Check back for re-opening date in spring 2013.

Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.