Nature Can Heal Schedule
Walks & Hikes & Yoga
Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers weekly walks and hikes.
Bird Watching Walks
September 7, 8-10 a.m. – Early Fall Migrants. Discover migrating songbirds within the upland forests surrounding Oak Hill. Meet at Oak Hill Trailhead: 3901 Oak Hill Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264
October 5, 8-10:30 a.m. – On the Wing. Search for migrating birds at the Beaver Marsh. This 2-miles walk on the firm, flat Towpath Trail is wheelchair accessible. Meet at Ira Trailhead: 3801 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
October 12, 8-10:30 a.m.October Birds – Find southbound migrating birds in the lowlands forests along the Cuyahoga River. Meet at Red Lock Trailhead: 1175 Highland Road, Sagamore Hills 44067
November 9, 9-11 a.m. – November Rarities. Search for unusual late-fall birds on this 1.5-mile hike in the Jaite area. Meet at NPS Park Headquarters: 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141
Early Evening Hikes
September 4, 6-7:30 p.m. – Join a ranger to hike 3 miles on the level terrain of Pine Grove Trail. Meet at Octagon Shelter parking lot: 500 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
September 18, 6-7:30 p.m. – Join a ranger to hike 2.7 miles on the hilly Boston Run Trail. Meet at Happy Days main lot: 500 West Streetsboro Road, Peninsula 44264
Full Moon Walks
Registration is required for Full Moon Walks. Please call 330-657-2752. Location provided upon registration.
September 13, 8-9:30 p.m. – Join a ranger for a 1.5 mile walk in the moonlight. Registration required. Please call 330-657-2752. Location provided upon registration.
October 14, 7:30-9 p.m. – Join a ranger for a 2-mile moonlight walk on the flat, firm Towpath Trail. Registration required. Please call 330-657-2752. Location provided upon registration.
November 11, 7-8:30 p.m. – Join a ranger for a 2.25 mile enchanted walk on a firm, moderately hilly trail to enjoy the Beaver Moon. Registration required. Please call 330-657-2752. Location provided upon registration.
Off Trail Exploration/Paths Less Traveled
September 22, 9-11 a.m. – Carpool to this mostly level on-and-off-trail 2 mile hike.
Meet at Canal Exploration Center: 7104 Canal Road, Valley View 44125
October 19, 8:30-10 a.m. – Explore trails behind Howe Meadow and connecting to Hale Farm & Village in this slightly hilly 2 mile hike. We will finish back at Howe Meadow for the Farmers’ Market. Meet at Howe Meadow: 4040 Riverview Road, Peninsula 44264
November 10, 9-11 a.m. – Enjoy views of the valley provided by an unlikely source: interstate highways. We will hike 3 miles on and off trail. Meet at Boston Mill Visitor Center: 6590 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH 44264
Self-directed activities: Please visit conservancyforcvnp.org/naturecanheal for more information on trails.
Bridge at the Marsh
What you need to wear/bring
Walking & Hiking: comfortable, sturdy, closed-toe shoes such as a running shoe or hiking boot (optional).
Walks and hiking take place rain or shine (unless there is thunder/lightning), so dress for the weather.
Yoga and Tai Chi: clothing that is comfortable to bend and move while wearing. You may do yoga and Tai Chi barefoot or in comfortable non-heeled shoes such as a training or running shoe. If the weather is rainy or wet, yoga will be held under the shelter roof.
- Mats will be provided for yoga.
- Please bring your own water to drink.
TRAILS BY DIFFICULTY (1, 2, OR 3)
A less-than half-mile hike from Ira Trailhead on the firm, flat Towpath Trail.
Blue Hen Falls
A half-mile round trip walk/hike with iconic waterfalls and lush surroundings. Note, this is an uneven trail with a steep hill.
Haskell Run Trail
Uneven trail with a steep hill
Pine Grove Trail
Towpath Trail Park at Station Road Bridge and walk either north or south for a distance you are comfortable with. Station Road trail head has plenty of parking, restrooms and water.
Choose Your Distance
Park at Station Road Bridge and walk either north or south for a distance you are comfortable with. Station road trail head has plenty of parking, restrooms and water.
Tree Farm Trail
This trail has some hills and uneven surfaces
Brandywine Gorge Trail
A 1.5-mile trek around the Brandywine Falls area. Hilly and unpaved with some steep inclines.
Furnace Run Trail
Stanford House and Stanford Trail
With short sections
Wetmore, Tabletop & Langes Run Trails
Buckeye and Towpath Trail Loop
Steep parts, narrow trail and uneven surfaces
Buckeye Trail, Station Road Bridge to Boston