News Home
Quick Bites
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
On AirNewsClassical
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Metro RTA

Akron Children's Hospital

For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )

Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

Cuyahoga Valley National Park re-opens much of Towpath Trail and railroad
heavy rains forced closures and cancellations

Kabir Bhatia
Lock 29 in Peninsula is often closed due to heavy flooding, and is open again today
Courtesy of K. Bhatia
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
In time for Memorial Day weekend, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has reopened much of the Towpath Trail and other parts of the park -- a week after they were flooded. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia has this update.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park re-opens much of Towpath Trail and railroad

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:50)

Heavy rains closed the park and cancelled scenic railroad trips and the farmer’s market. Park spokeswoman Mary Pat Doorley says the farmers’ market will return Saturday. And 18 miles of the Towpath Trail is open again, from Lock 39 in Independence to Ira Road in Cuyahoga Falls. 

“We have two miles remaining south of Ira Road to Botzum Trailhead that are closed.”

The scenic railroad is operating on a modified schedule between Peninsula and Independence, with the Thomas train among those running this weekend.

“Our bike aboard program is running this Saturday and Sunday, where you can bike on the towpath one-way and take the train back to your vehicle.”

Doorley adds that the closures due to rain should not impact this year’s attendance as much as the government shutdown in September affected 2013’s numbers.
Add Your Comment


E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook

Stories with Recent Comments

Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
Informative especially for nonmembers of North Hill. I appreciate the fact that you mention that the younger generation has an easier time than the elders but t...

Ottawa County Commissioner sworn in as new house member
Congratulations on your new appointment to the Ohio House. I'm certain you will do an outstanding job in your new role representing our district. When you have...

Holden Arboretum opens a new canopy walk and emergent tower
Visited the Holden Arboretum today to witness the incredible work you did constructing the tower and bridges.WOW! Very impressed. Knew the build had to be great...

Local club works to bring back the once-prevalent American elm
I would love to help! Where would I get some of the new Strain so I could plant them?

Four Geauga school districts consider consolidating on the Kent State campus
Berkshire was smart to merge with Ledgemont because it had shrinking enrollment and excess capacity at its high school. Now that Cardinal is dragging its feet ...

Ohio Rep. John Boccieri sworn into office and hopes to look for 'middle ground' with colleagues
Welcome back to the Statehouse, John. You are a terrific representative in the truest sense always representing the people's voice in teh district you serve. ...

Lawmakers call for indefinite freeze on Green Energy standards
It's a shame the Hudson Rep. Chooses to mimic the words of the extreme right senator on his way out to join ALEC when we know the Pope was just here because of...

Youngstown Schools file suit against the Ohio Department of Education to stop the implementation of an academic distress commission
Voters should ask WHY this plan was rushed into law under the cover of darkness. What clues point to the beneficiaries of this plan? Both Patrick O'Donnell of...

More join the battle against Ohio's current forfeiture laws
NOT TRUE IN OHIO! ! My cousin's 8 rental houses were siezed in the early 2000s. He was a decorated Cleveland Police officer and detective (now retired). His dis...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University