Current Conditions


Closure/Cancellation Hotline: 440-546-5960
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Road and Trail Conditions

Blue Hen Falls Parking
The parking lots on both sides of Boston Mills Road are closed. Parking is available at Boston Mill Visitor Center.

Boston Store
Parking is for limited mobility only. For Towpath access, park in the Boston Overflow lot or in the Boston Mill Visitor Center lot.

Oak Hill Road
Oak Hill Road from the northern corporate line of Cuyahoga Falls to the Everett Road connector is closed due to a failure of the embankment along Furnace Run. Posted detour routes are from Everett Road, to Riverview Road, to Ira Road. For updates on this project and others throughout the county, please see the Summit County Engineer's website at:

Dickerson Run Trail
This trail is closed until further notice.

Brandywine Falls Safety Alert
Do not climb Brandywine Falls or the fences and rocks in this area. Accidents in this area have led to serious injury and death.

Virginia Kendall Ledges
No rock climbing is permitted. Please follow the rules to protect your self and the organisms that grow on the rocks.

Ice Box Cave
Bat Population Threatened: Ice Box Cave, located at Ritchie Ledges, is closed in an effort to slow the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in the northeastern and eastern U.S. and threatens our bat population in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. WNS is spread by bat-to-bat transmission and by humans transporting fungal spores on their shoes, clothes, and other gear from contaminated sites. Help slow the spread of WNS and reduce disturbance to bats by staying out of the cave. Please report any unusual bat activity, such as bats flying outside during the day in cold winter months or bats clustering near the entrance to the cave. Contact Park Dispatch at 440-546-5945.

For the most up-to-date information contact Boston Mill Visitor Center at 440-717-3890.


Parking at Lock 29

The Lock 29 parking lot and Overflow lot on Mill Street in Peninsula will be intermittently blocked by the train to allow for boarding. Access to the parking lots will be blocked from:

  • 10:50 am to 11:10 am
  • 1:20 pm to 1:40 pm
  • 3:50 pm to 4:10 pm

These times are subject to change. This temporary delay will allow the park to assist Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to offer excursions between Akron and Peninsula.

Due to erosion issues along the tracks in some sections north of Peninsula, the train had been running on a modified schedule, and in early March made the decision to stop all operations. The park and CVSR are working together to offer train service beginning May 5, while avoiding areas affected by erosion. The park is working on long-term solutions to address erosion along the tracks and the towpath trail. On March 24, CVSR began moving operations to Peninsula after an independent engineering firm deemed it safe to move equipment only (no passengers) across the track sections most affected by erosion. Learn more about the train on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's website. For more places to park along the Towpath Trail to walk or bike into Peninsula check out our Towpath page.


Park Improvements

No updates at this time.
A map of the Valley Trail from the Peninsula area to the Wetmore area with the closure section in purple.
The closed section of trail is shown in purple and circled.


Valley Trail Closure

Due to the closure of the former Brandywine Golf Course for environmental remediation work, part of the Valley Trail will be closed. The trail will be closed from just south of Peninsula to Quick Road. For more information on the environmental remediation work read our news release.

Last updated: December 21, 2023

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