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Cuyahoga Valley National Park was 11th most-visited national park in 2014

By CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Originally Published: March 03, 2015 10:03 AM  Modified: March 03, 2015 11:38 PM

 

Cuyahoga Valley National Park was the 11th most-visited national park in the United States last year, according to data released by the National Park Service.

 

The park, stretching across 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, drew 2,189,849 visits in 2014, up 3.8% from 2,109,010 visits in 2013. (The park does not charge an entrance fee and therefore does not have formal entrance stations. Visitation is determined by counters placed at trailhead parking lots.)

 

“We are pleased to be ranked among the treasures of the National Park System like Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks,” said Craig Kenkel, superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, in a statement.

 

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http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20150303/FREE/150309959/cuyahoga-valley-national-park-was-11th-most-visited-national-park-in


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park gets love at the top of this global tour by NatGeo of great urban parks. Of course, I love the CVNP for the CVSR -- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad which carries more people than Amtrak's nocturnal Ohio services statewide...

 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks/


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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From the Akron Beacon Journal:

 

Fundraising for new visitor center in Cuyahoga Valley has collected $3.8 million for $5.96 million facility

 

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park wants to open its first full-service visitor center to help the millions of park visitors, especially those from other states and countries, find their way around the popular destination and the entire region.

The effort is being driven by a nearly $6 million fundraising campaign by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the friends-of-the-park group.

 

That fundraising campaign — the biggest ever undertaken by the nonprofit grass-roots group — has quietly raised $3.8 million or nearly 64 percent for the welcome gateway in northern Summit County. Officials are optimistic that the remaining $2.1 million will be donated by Dec. 31.

 

If the money is raised, design plans for the three-building complex off Riverview Road in Boston Township would be prepared in 2017 and construction would begin in 2018. The new visitor center would open in late 2018 or early 2019.

 

The Cuyahoga Valley park has never had a full-service visitor center, and that’s been a desire for many years.

 

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/fundraising-for-new-visitor-center-in-cuyahoga-valley-has-collected-3-8-million-for-5-96-million-facility-1.678020

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Are there still plans to extend the scenic railway? Or has that been scrapped

 

Hasn't been scrapped, but isn't an active plan either.


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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BTW, does the PD know the national park even exists??

 

Cuyahoga Valley National Park plans new visitor center

By The Associated Press

POSTED: 12/23/16, 9:42 AM EST | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO 0

 

BRECKSVILLE >> A nonprofit group has announced plans for a new $5.9 million visitor center at a national park in northeast Ohio.

 

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park says it has already raised more than $4.6 million for the project.

 

The new center would replace the current one located in a historic 1836 building that the group says is too small and isn’t located on park grounds, but in the village of Boston, Ohio.

 

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http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20161223/cuyahoga-valley-national-park-plans-new-visitor-center


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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Glad to see it. The Beacon Journal does a much better job of covering the park than the PD.


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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I'd say 2-3 days. But you could spend one whole day biking the trail in the warmer months or skiing in the winter months. You could spend half the day on the CVSR train, riding one way with your bicycle and biking in the other direction. There's several B&B's in the middle part of the park, from Peninsula north to Boston Heights near Boston Mills Ski resort. And there's a Marriott hotel next to the CVSR Akron Northside station. One of the best pizza restaurants in NE Ohio is right there too -- Luigi's. Hale Farm & Village is worth a couple of hours, as are the shops in downtown Peninsula. Brandywine Falls is up the hill from Boston Mills, with a B&B next to it. Plus there's lots of natural habitats and historic remnants of the canal to see along the trail.


In 1976, the City of Cleveland issued NINE building permits. NINE. When we start to feel down about the progress of development here vs. other cities, remember how lifeless Cleveland was and how far it's come.

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A little throwback to warmer weather, and checking off some more of the parks trails and waterfalls this past summer and fall

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