The closed signs have been taken down, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is back open for business.
Workers reopened the national park’s trails, amenities and parking areas Thursday after federal lawmakers Wednesday put an end to the budget impasse.
Park officials said many events previously put on hold are back on thanks to the infusion of federal funding.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad resumed rail service Thursday through the 33,000-acre park.
The railroad offers excursions through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park from Akron and Independence from Wednesdays through Sundays.
The shutdown came at the fall foliage time, which is an especially busy time for the railroad. The tracks are owned and maintained by the National Park Service. The nonprofit railroad owns the engines and rail cars.
Park officials say 11 activities planned this weekend can now be held. The events include:
Today: Fall Family Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horseshoe Pond off Major Road in Boston Township. For ages 7 and older. Fishing poles and bait provided or bring your own.
Campfire tales. Share stories of national park visits at a campfire from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ledges Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township.
Full-moon hike on the Towpath Trail from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Station Road Bridge Trailhead off Riverview Road south of state Route 82 in Brecksville.
Saturday: Bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Red Lock Trailhead off West Highland Road in Sagamore Hills Township.
National Fossil Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Everett Road Covered Bridge off Everett Road in Boston Township.
Towpath Trail bike ride from 12:15 to 5 p.m. A train ride, followed by a 20-mile bike ride. Meet at Rockside Station in Independence. Participants must provide bikes, helmets, spare inner tubes and snacks. The fee is $3.
Learn about fossils from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center off Bolanz Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
Ghost walks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kendall Lake Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Lantern hikes depart every 30 minutes. Costumed characters will tell Ohio history stories.
Sunday: Valley hike of 7.5 miles on the challenging Buckeye Trail. Meet at park headquarters at Riverview and Vaughn roads in Brecksville.
Family fun from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center off Bolanz Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
For more information, call 330-657-2752 or go to www.nps.gov/cuva.
The postponed Townpath Marathon will be held Nov. 3 on the Towpath Trail in the park.