CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK MARCH SCHEDULED EVENTS

March 12

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station. Spend a whole day exploring or just a few hours. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Pleasearrive 30 minutes before departure time. Fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 through 12. For tickets and train schedules, visit cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Extreme Spring Hike -- Hike 6.5 miles on the Buckeye and Valley trails. Fast pace. NPS Park Headquarters, 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information call 330-657-2752.

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga -- All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant. Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/32 adult, $25/27 children ages 12 and younger. Rockside Station, 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Express -- Ride the Maple Sugar Express to the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm & Village. Fee (includes admission): $25 adults, $20 children ages 12 and under. Rockside Station, 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station, 11:45 a.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast -- Celebrate the coming of spring amid the sights, smells, and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and then head out into the Sugaring Camp to learn about the maple sugar process. Fee. Hale Farm & Village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, visit halefarm.org or call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720.

Mornings on the Saint Lucie -- Sit back, unwind with a continental breakfast and enjoy the ride through CVNP in the Saint Lucie Sound luxury train car. Coffee, juice, and other beverages are available. A cash bar serves mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ages 21 and over. Fee: $35. Rockside Station 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station 11:45 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

March 15

Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society: Jim McCormac: A Romp Through Ohio's Flora and Fauna -- Enjoy an Ohio pictorial adventure with naturalist Jim McCormac to see the state's varied habitats. Free. Happy Days Lodge, 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact info@cvps.org or call 330-657-2909.

Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Alan Greene & T.C. Odegard -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in an 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 330-929-8057 or visit sarahsvineyardwinery.com.

March 18

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station. Spend a whole day exploring or just a few hours. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 through 12. For tickets and train schedules, visit cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Spring into Lambing -- Prepare for the April babies and find out about the lambing process. Free. The Spicy Lamb Farm. Reservations required. For details and directions visit thespicylamb.com.

Bird Watching: March Birds -- Explore a variety of habitats for resident and migrating birds on a leisurely walk. Binoculars are available. Cuyahoga Valley Education Center, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Spring Training Hike -- Take a 2.2 mile hike on the unpaved, hilly Ledges Trail. Ledges Trailhead, 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Countryside Farmers' Market at Old Trail School -- Live music, chef demonstrations, and family activities add spice to shopping for local produce. Old Trail School, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit cvcountryside.org.

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga -- All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant. Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/32 adult, $25/27 children ages 12 and younger. Rockside Station, 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Express -- Ride the Maple Sugar Express to the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm & Village. Fee (includes admission): $25 adults, $20 children ages 12 and younger. Rockside Station, 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station, 11:45 a.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast -- Celebrate the coming of spring amid the sights, smells, and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and then head out into the Sugaring Camp to learn about the maple sugar process. Fee. Hale Farm & Village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, visit halefarm.org or call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720.

Mornings on the Saint Lucie -- Sit back, unwind with a continental breakfast while traveling through CVNP in the Saint Lucie Sound luxury train car. Coffee, juice, and other beverages are available. A cash bar serves mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ages 21 and older. Fee: $35. Rockside Station 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station 11:45 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

"Ales on Rails" Beer Tasting Train: rish Ales -- Sample a variety of brews and appetizers while riding the rails through CVNP as the sun sets. Fee: $50 to $94. Commemorative glass included. Ages 21 and older. Ticket required. Akron Northside Station, 7 to 9 p.m. To register, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

Campfire Tales: Ghost Stories -- Gather around a cozy fire to explore America's national parks through ghost stories. Ledges Shelter, 7 p.m. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Junior Ranger: Constellation Hike -- Explore the park at night, observing constellations out on the trail, then settle around the campfire for creative stories about those celestial lights. For ages 7 to 12 with an adult. Free. 7 to 9 a.m. For registration and location, call 330-657-2796 ext. 100.

March 19

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of our climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station. Spend a whole day exploring or just a few hours. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 through 12. For tickets and train schedules, visit cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Extreme Spring Hike -- Hike 7 miles on the Ledges, Haskel Run, and Boston Run trails. Fast pace. Ledges Shelter, 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga -- All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant. Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/32 adult, $25/27 children ages 12 and under. Rockside Station, 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Express -- Ride the Maple Sugar Express to the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm & Village. Fee (includes admission): $25 adults, $20 children ages 12 and under. Rockside Station, 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station, 11:45 a.m. For tickets, visit cvsr.com.

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast -- Celebrate the coming of spring amid the sights, smells, and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast and then head out into the Sugaring Camp to learn about the maple sugar process. Fee. Hale Farm & Village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, visit halefarm.org or call 330-666-3711 ext. 1720.

Mornings on the Saint Lucie -- Sit back, unwind with a continental breakfast while traveling through CVNP in the Saint Lucie Sound luxury train car. Coffee, juice, and other beverages are available. A cash bar serves mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ages 21 and older. Fee: $35. Rockside Station 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station 11:45 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

Summer Camp 2017 Open House -- Visit the camp, check out the dorms and the dining hall, go for a short hike, and meet the camp staff. The kids can play Ga-Ga ball while staff answer questions. Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center, 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit forcvnp.org/camp.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert: Hootenanny featuring Ed Caner and guests -- Violinist/fiddler Ed Caner invites different guest musicians to perform with him. Admission: $10 general public, $8 Conservancy members. Hines Hill Conference Center, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. concert begins. Seating is limited. The facility is not wheelchair accessible. For more information and advance sales, call 330-657-2909, option 4, or visit forcvnp.org/concerts.

March 21

Countryside Local Food Swap -- Gather with other cooks, bakers, brewers, and general DIYers to trade homemade and homegrown items via silent-auction-style bidding. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Locations vary. For more information and to register, visit the food swap page at cvcountryside.org.

March 22

Dinner in the Valley: Knife Skills Demo and Knife Sharpening -- Chef Larkin Rogers demonstrates classic culinary knife cuts and prepares a meal showcasing the techniques. Bring in your own knife to be sharpened by Noon Sharpening. Reservations taken through March 15. Fee: $55 adults, $52 Conservancy members adults. Stanford House, 6 p.m. To make reservations, call 330-657-2909 ext. 100 or visit forcvnp.org.

Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Lindsay Dunphy -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in the 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 330-929-8057 or visit sarahsvineyardwinery.com.

March 23

Civil War Lecture Series: Music of the Civil War -- Listen to experts detail historical aspects of this American conflict. Free. GAR Hall, 7 p.m. For more information, call 330-657-2528 or visit peninsulahistory.org,

March 24

Alternative Spring Break Begins -- Discover CVNP and make a difference through service projects, guided hikes, and fun around the campfire. Fee: $65 includes lodging and meals. For details and to register, visit forcvnp.org. Applications and fee due by March 10. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Concert: The Outside Track -- The marriage of Celtic music, song, and dance by this award-winning act has been enthusiastically received around the world. Happy Days Lodge. Doors open 7 p.m., concert begins 8 p.m. General seating. Fee: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $10 students, children under 10 free. For advance ticket sales, call 330-657-2909 option 4 or visit forcvnp.org/concerts.

March 25

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station. Spend a whole day exploring or just a few hours. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 through 12. For tickets and train schedules, visit cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Alternative Spring Break -- Discover CVNP and make a difference through service projects, guided hikes, and fun around the campfire. Fee: $65 includes lodging and meals. For details and to register, visit forcvnp.org. Applications and fee due by March 10. For more information call 330-657-2752.

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga -- All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant. Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/32 adult, $25/27 children ages 12 and younger. Rockside Station, 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. For tickets visit cvsr.com.

Mornings on the Saint Lucie -- Sit back, unwind with a continental breakfast while traveling through CVNP in the Saint Lucie Sound luxury train car. Coffee, juice, and other beverages are available. A cash bar serves mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ages 21 and older. Fee: $35. Rockside Station 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station 11:45 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

March 26

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic Day Pass -- View wildlife and scenery in the comfort of climate-controlled train cars. Get on and off at any station. Spend a whole day exploring or just a few hours. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 through 12. For tickets and train schedules, visit cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.

Alternative Spring Break Ends -- Discover CVNP and make a difference through service projects, guided hikes, and fun around the campfire. Fee: $65 includes lodging and meals. For details and to register, visit forcvnp.org. Applications and fee due by March 10. For more information, call 330-657-2752.

Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga -- All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant. Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/32 adult, $25/27 children ages 12 and younger. Rockside Station, 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. For tickets visit cvsr.com.

Mornings on the Saint Lucie -- Sit back, unwind with a continental breakfast while traveling through CVNP in the Saint Lucie Sound luxury train car. Coffee, juice, and other beverages are available. A cash bar serves mimosas and Bloody Marys. Ages 21 and older. Fee: $35. Rockside Station 10 a.m., Akron Northside Station 11:45 a.m. For more information and tickets, call 800-468-4070 or visit cvsr.com.

March 29

Solo at Sarah's Vineyard: Jen Mauer -- Enjoy the sounds of local musicians in a 1840s post-and-beam tasting room while listening to local musicians perform. Free. Sarah's Vineyard, 7 - 10 p.m. For more information, call 330-929-8057 or visit sarahsvineyardwinery.com.

The Spring 2017 Schedule of Events for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is now online at www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. This event listing includes programs and activities throughout the park for the months of March, April and May. The printed schedule is also available at Boston Store Visitor Center, located at 1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula.

Opportunities to explore the park and its neighbors are numerous. Find a listing of events throughout the Ohio & Erie Canalway at www.ohioanderiecanalway.org.

Public Contact: Pamela Barnes 440-546-5994 440-241-5857, cell; or pamela_barnes@nps.govwww.nps.gov/cuva

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.