Cuyahoga Valley NP--Virginia Kendall Lake and Trails

Birds of Interest

Barred Owl, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Carolina Wren, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Waterthrush, Red-eyed Vireo, and Bay-breasted, Pine, and Prairie Warblers.

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Warning: All areas of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are prone to deer ticks from the early spring until late fall, so prepare accordingly before birding.

Restrooms at locations identified on Cuyahoga Valley National Park map. Most areas have non-flush toilets; there are flush toilets available at the Pine Hollow parking lot on Quick Road and the Virginia Kendall Lake lodge building.

Notable Trails

There are three trails in the vicinity of Virginia Kendall Lake.
Salt Run Trail – 3.3 miles
Lake Trail – 1 mile
Cross Country Trail – 2.5 miles

A description with a map of a hike using the Lake Trail is available on the AllTrails website.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

Content from Cuyahoga Valley National Park website and Ohio Ornithological Society