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Cuyahoga Valley National Park to temporarily close Towpath Trail section for riverbank stabilization

Aerial photo of a mostly forested river valley and a bright green line showing a trail closure; text reads "Towpath Trail Closure Map" and "Legend: green = weekly trail closure, 12/18/23-5/3/24."
Map of Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail Closure


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News Release Date: December 11, 2023

Contact: Pamela Barnes, 440-241-5857

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley National Park will close approximately 1.5 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail north of Station Road Bridge Trailhead in Brecksville December 18, 2023 - May 3, 2024, 5 am Mondays  - 6 pm Fridays. The trail will be open on weekends. The closure is necessary for public safety while a contractor completes riverbank stabilization.  No detour is available.

The work in the Station Road area will be completed in 2 phases. Phase 1 includes the area north of Station Road. Details of Phase 2, south of Station Road, will be announced in 2024.

In 2022, the park announced $14 million in funding for a project received through the Great American Outdoors Act’s Legacy Restoration Fund to stabilize sites along the Cuyahoga River where erosion is threatening the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the tracks for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

CVNP encompasses over 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural resources in one setting. For more information, visit us at, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or call 440-717-3890.

Last updated: December 11, 2023

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