Cyahoga Valley National Recreation Area

LOCATION: Brecksville, Ohio

DIRECTIONS: From the Ohio Turnpike take exit 12 and drive south on State Road 8 to Road 303. Turn right and follow Road 303 about I mile to the Happy Days Visitors Center where you can obtain a map of the recreation area. You can also access the area from 1-77 which runs north and south on the west side of the recreation area. From 1-77 you can take either Wheatley Road on the south or Chippewa Road on the north and drive east to Riverview Road.

HOURS: Open year-round.

BEST TIMES: Mid-April through mid-June and September and October are the prime birding times but this scenic park has more than enough interesting nesters to make a birding trip worthwhile from spring through fall.

BIRDING HIGHLIGHTS: Especially fine birding for neotropical songbirds in spring and fall. With a wide variety of habitats and ecosystems, the large recreation attracts a wide variety of interesting birds from spring through fall.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141. Phone: (216) 650-4636.