Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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News in Cuyahoga Valley

The Polar Express tickets sold online in 2009

August 31, 2009, 7:26 am
Green, Ohio -Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has released October 5th as the date that the popular Polar Express™ tickets will be sold to the general public for the 2009 season.  Tickets this year will be sold through the railroad’s Web site at The Polar Express will be ...

Summer Getaway: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

August 19, 2009, 8:32 am
Though only a short distance from the cities of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The winding Cuyahoga—the "crooked river" as named by American Indians—gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge for plants and animals, gives a sense of times past, ...

Rained out concerts at national park rescheduled

August 13, 2009, 1:33 pm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association have rescheduled make-up dates for two concerts that were recently canceled due to rainy weather.Two other concerts previously scheduled for August remain on the calendar.The concerts begin with lawn games and activities for families and friends at 5:30 p.m., ...

National park superintendent retiring after 21 years service

June 25, 2009, 7:16 am
John Debo may be leaving the National Park Service, but his service to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will not end.Debo, 60, said his retirement as park superintendent will be effective July 3. “After 21 years, I realized the time has come to make a change,” said Debo on June ...

Guest Column: The burning river's legacy, 40 years later

June 24, 2009, 7:20 am
Forty years ago, on June 22, 1969, the Cuyahoga River burned. Today, the river is very different, thanks to the environmental laws and clean-up efforts that spawned from the fire. Cuyahoga Valley National Park and other organizations are celebrating 2009 as the Year of the River to honor the ...

Nature, history on view at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

June 1, 2009, 7:29 am
 By now, Ohio travelers should know about the renaissance of the Cuyahoga River, at least the section flowing through the beautiful valley between Akron and Cleveland.The Cuyahoga was famous as the river that caught fire (actually it was just an oil slick on the water that burned).Although still polluted, ...

Eagles Abandon Nest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

May 1, 2009, 10:14 am
A pair of bald eagles that successfully hatched eaglets the last two years have abandoned their attempts to have offspring this year. The large nest they had built in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at Pinery Narrows, just north of Station Road Bridge, was blown down by high winds in ...

National Park -- A Place of Beautiful Darkness

April 8, 2009, 8:02 am
One of my favorite views of Cuyahoga Valley National Park is along Rockside Road where it creates the northern boundary of the park. You can see the view I have in mind only at night.Driving east from Route 21 down Rockside Road and into the valley, you can see ...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Countryside Conservancy Program Will Have Farming Course

March 16, 2009, 7:51 am
With the explosion in the number of farmers markets throughout the nation and the drive to "buy local," there is an increasing need for more new farmers.With this in mind, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Countryside Conservancyoffers its "Exploring the Small Farm Dream" course March 23, April 6 and 20, ...

Park's wildflower season begins with spring blooms

March 12, 2009, 7:12 am
With March comes the beginning of the wildflower season in Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- a season that extends well into late fall. Watching the progression of wildflowers will deepen your awareness of nature and should keep you coming back to the park with the changing seasons. It is ...

Watching the Birds for Signs of Spring

March 4, 2009, 8:54 am
Nothing puts the change of seasons into perspective as well as the birds.In southern Ohio during the first week of March, the birders have begun seeing black vultures, Eastern phoebes and American woodcocks.Meanwhile, in northern Ohio, we're still seeing Iceland gulls, snowy owls and Northern shrikes framed by snow ...

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Announces Canned Food Drive

March 4, 2009, 8:06 am
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is excited to announce a canned food drive March 14 and 15, 2009, to benefit both the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Cleveland Foodbank.Passengers can climb aboard at either the Akron Northside Station or the Rockside Station in Independence, and for just $5 and ...

Bald Eagles Back at Cuyahoga Valley Park for Third Season

February 20, 2009, 2:07 pm
A pair of bald eagles have returned to their nest in Cuyahoga Valley National Parkto take up residency for a third ...

Park Seeks Input on Dredge Plan

February 3, 2009, 7:21 am
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to dredge two shallow sections of Kendall Lake.The dredging would deepen the lake and improve fish habitat, park engineer Robert Bobel ...

Fourteen-year-old Wins 31-mile Race at Cuyahoga Falls National Park

January 28, 2009, 7:17 am
A ninth-grader at Hudson High School, who participates in cross country and track, was the top female runner in the 50K Buckeye Trail Winter Fun Run Jan. 18.Rachel Raykov, 14, finished the 31-mile race in six hours, 8 minutes, but had to wait two more hours for her mom, ...