Calendar

Schedule of Events
The Schedule of Events is produced quarterly and is the official schedule of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is available in several formats:

2016 Fall Schedule of Events (Events listed are for September, October, and November)

A chronological listing of all Fall 2016 programs (without graphics and accompanying articles is available).

Printed Copies:
Pick up your FREE schedule at our visitor centers. Click here for hours.

 

Music & Arts in the Valley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a diverse selection of cultural activities all year. From art to concerts to dancing, your park is the destination for interesting and fun activities.
Click here to go to the Music & Arts in the Valley page
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Event Calendars

Opportunities for exploring the park and its neighbors are numerous. Whether you want to join a hike, learn about wildlife, ride the train, or attend a concert, you can find that information here.

Ohio & Erie Canalwayis a National Heritage Area - designated by Congress in 1996 - to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal.Click here to access this calendar.

Special Use Permit Calendar: In addition to National Park Service programs, CVNP issues Special Use Permits to other user groups for events in various park locations. To ensure you are aware of events that may result in high visitor use of an area or impact parking availability, we are including a list ofSpecial Use Permit events here.

Parknet Calendar below includes a comprehensive listing of events offered by the National Park Service at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $30 adult, $25 children ages 12 and under
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Enjoy a four-course breakfast or lunch while the you travel the rails through CVNP.

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    Art @ M.D. Garage - Fields and Farms

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Village of Boston, next to Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Enjoy a series of free art exhibitions located at the M.D. Garage, a 1940s gas station in the village of Boston.

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    Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga - Lunch

    • Time: 12:45 PM
    • Location: Akron Northside Station
    • Fees: $32 adult, $27 children ages 12 and under
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Enjoy a four-course breakfast or lunch while the you travel the rails through CVNP.

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    Cuyahoga Valley House Concerts - Ed Caner

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Hines Hill Conference Center
    • Fees: $10 general public, $8 Conservancy members.
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Violinist/fiddler Ed Caner invites different guest musicians to perform with him each month.

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    • Location: Multiple locations
    • Fees: Day pass fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 - 12
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Travel through CVNP in the comfort of our climate-controlled train cars.

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    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Bike Aboard!

    • Location: Multiple locations
    • Fees: One way fee: $3 per person ages 3 and older
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Travel through CVNP in the comfort of our climate-controlled train cars.

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    Hale Farm & Village

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Enjoy farm animals, pastures, gardens and historic houses with interpreters in period costume.

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    Hike Aboard!

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: $3 (paid upon boarding)
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Join a ranger for a one-way train ride followed by a challenging hike back to our cars.

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    Lock Demonstrations

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Find out how the Ohio & Erie Canal helped shape the nation.

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    The Lantern Theatre – Jane Eyre

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun afternoon at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concerts celebrate our valley's cultural legacy.

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    Habitat Restoration - Invasive Plant Removal

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by removing invasive plants.

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    Countryside Farmers' Market - Highland Square

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Highland Square, Akron
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 08/25/2016 to 09/29/2016

    Shop for local produce, healthy eats, and other treats in a funky Akron neighborhood.

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    Habitat Restoration - Native Seed Collection

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/01/2016 to 10/27/2016

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by collecting native seeds.

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    Art @ M.D. Garage - Out and About in the Valley

    • Location: Village of Boston, next to Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Enjoy a series of free art exhibitions located at the M.D. Garage, a 1940s gas station in the village of Boston.

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    Countryside Farmers' Markets - Howe Meadow

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/27/2016 to 10/29/2016

    Live music, chef demonstrations, and family activities add spice to shopping for goodies from over 60 vendors.

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    Fall Introduction to Backpacking

    • Location: Location given upon registration
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Take your new backpacking skills out into the park for an overnight trip. Registration required.

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    Harvest Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3 – 12, WRHS members and active military free.
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Celebrate the fall bounty with demonstrations of early American food, crafts, and trades.

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    Hiking the Hills

    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Station Road Bridge Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 2, 2016

    Hiking the Hills challenges you to hike some of the park's more difficult trails. Hikes are fast paced on hilly, unpaved trails. Select Sundays throughout the fall.

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    Fall Running Series

    • Time: 6:15 PM
    • Location: Pine Hollow Trailhead
    • Fees: Call for details.
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Join the Conservancy and Western Reserve Racing for a 3 – 6 mile run with a surprise twist.

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    Family Weekend

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $55 per adult ages 18 and up, $35 per youth (includes programming, meals, snacks, and lodging).
    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Join us for a two-day weekend retreat of hiking and learning.

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    "Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Train: Oktoberfest

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $50 - $94. Commemorative glass included.
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    This fun trip includes a five-sample tasting of beers and appetizers as you watch the sun set.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Join a ranger to learn about common fruits or vegetables, learn a new recipe, or try something new, while you shop for goodies from over 60 vendors.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr.: Marvelous Moon

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Location is given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Join us this fall for a series of free Junior Ranger Programs. A parent or guardian is required to attend programs with participating children.

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    Wingenstock Concert – Up 'Til 4

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Canal Corners Farm & Market - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $15
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Enjoy a fall concert in the Big Red Barn at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    Towpath Marathon

    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Finishes at Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Fee for runners.
    Sunday, October 9, 2016

    Run or watch this unique specialty race through CVNP.

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    Fall Running Series

    • Time: 6:15 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Call for details.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Join the Conservancy and Western Reserve Racing for a 3 – 6 mile run with a surprise twist.

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    • Time: 8:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12.
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concerts celebrate our valley's cultural legacy.

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    Early Evening Hike

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Ledges Shelter
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Early Evening Hikes are a midweek chance to get you legs moving. Trails vary. Moderate pace. Wednesdays, twice monthly in September and October.

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    "Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Train: Fall Wines

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $60 - $96
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Sample five wines and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the view as you travel through CVNP.

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    Cuyahoga Valley Sheep Dog Herding Trials

    • Time: 8:30 AM
    • Location: The Spicy Lamb Farm
    • Fees: Spectator fee: $10 adults, $5 children.
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    The Spicy Lamb Farm hosts a weekend of Open, Ranch, and Pro-Novice classes.

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    Fossils Drop-in

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Hunt House
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Drop by to learn about Ohio Fossils.

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    Ghost Walk

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Kendall Lake Shelter
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    On this 1-mile lantern hike, costumed characters bring Ohio's past to life.

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    National Fossil Day

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Everett Covered Bridge
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Join a fossil-hunting expedition for young and old.

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    Off the Beaten Path

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Off the Beaten Path allows you to explore the lesser known places and stories of CVNP. Hikes take place both on and off trail. Moderate pace.

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    Full Moon Hike

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Oak Hill Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Full Moon Hikes let you experience the national park at night without a flashlight. Leisurely pace.

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    Hiking the Hills

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Ira Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    Hiking the Hills challenges you to hike some of the park's more difficult trails. Hikes are fast paced on hilly, unpaved trails. Select Sundays throughout the fall.

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    Countryside U - Countryside Local Food Swaps

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Locations provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Countryside offers unique educational programming for all ages.

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    Fall Running Series

    • Time: 6:15 PM
    • Location: Oak Hill Trailhead
    • Fees: Call for details.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Join the Conservancy and Western Reserve Racing for a 3 – 6 mile run with a surprise twist.

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    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $50 adults, $48 Conservancy and WRHS members, $20 children ages 5 – 12.
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    Chef Larkin Rogers creates a meal using her extensive knowledge of the foods of this era.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Part of the Conservancy, the Photo Society sponsors monthly presentations by locally and nationally recognized photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual contest.

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    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Location given upon registration.
    • Fees: $400, $395 CVPS members.
    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    This four-day workshop (October 20, 21, 22, and 23) features classroom and field sessions.

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    The Lantern Theatre: The Lantern Tours 2016

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Friday, October 21, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun evening at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $45
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Join us for this one-day conference and workshops/talks for people interested in honing their skills in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. Included lunch and outdoor activities.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Akron Northside Station
    • Fees: $50 - $94
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    This fun trip includes a five-sample tasting of beers and appetizers as you watch the sun set.

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    Day of Service: Make a Difference Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Locations given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Individuals and groups are invited to lend a hand.

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    Junior Ranger: Animals After Dark

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Locations given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Join us this fall for a series of free Junior Ranger programs.

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    Fall Running Series

    • Time: 6:15 PM
    • Location: Kendall Lake Shelter
    • Fees: Call for details.
    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Join the Conservancy and Western Reserve Racing for a 3 – 6 mile run with a surprise twist.

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15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752
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