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Phone: (330) 365-3278
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parkdept@co.tuscarawas.oh.us

HIKING TRAILS IN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY

 

ATWOOD LAKE
Atwood Lake Park is operated by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and is located off of State Route 212. You will head East on Atwood Lake Road which will take you to the park gate entrance where they have maps available.

 MUSKINGUM WATERSHED CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
330.343.6780
Toll Free 877.363.8500
www.mwcdlakes.com
 

 

BUCKEYE TRAIL  
The Massillon Section begins in Hartville where the Mogadore Section ends.  The north end of the trail follows suburban roads past Nimisilla Reservoir, a unit of Portage Lakes State Park. In Crystal Springs, the trail connects to the south end of the Akron Section on towpath. This junction closes the 'Little Loop' of the Buckeye Trail.  The little loop comprises the Akron, Bedford, Burton, Mogadore and Massillon Sections.  The Massillon Section continues along the Towpath Trail, a unit of Stark Parks.  Former towpath is followed through the remainder of Stark County and much of Tuscarawas County. The trail visits the towns of Massillon, Navarre and Bolivar. South of Zoarville, the Buckeye Trail again follows country roads past Camp Tuscazoar into the Bowerston section. (39% off - road trail)  

BUCKEYE TRAIL ASSOCIATION
www.buckeyetrail.org 

 

CAMP TUSCAZOAR 
The camp entrance is on Boy Scout Rd. (County Road 83), which runs south off SR 212, just east of SR 800.  From the Bolivar exit on I - 77 go east 6 miles on SR 212. From Dover go north on SR 800 to SR 212 E which is just above the dam.  From Atwood Lake go west on SR 212. When you visit, please sign in for your safety.    

CAMP TUSCAZOAR 330.859.2288
www.tuscazoar.org

http://www.tuscedfa.com/2014-15_Tuscazoar_Trail_Map.pdf

 

CANAL STREET PARK
Located in the business section of downtown Bolivar adjacent to I - 77 South.  This park in presently under construction and will have a gazebo, walking track, picnic areas, and north and south trail head parking area.  Exit I - 77 at Exit 93 ( Bolivar – Zoar – State Rt. 212 ) turn East on State Rt. 212 to Bolivar and follow State Rt. 212 to Cherry Street SE. turn right.  Go one block to Canal Street and you are in the Business District and at the North Entrance to Canal Street Park.

 

NORMA JOHNSON CENTER 
The Norma Johnson Center has portions owned by the Tuscarawas County Commissioners and the Tuscarawas Soil & Water Conservation District. NJC is located on State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek. From I - 77, use the Dover exit and turn west on State Route 39.  The Nature Preserve is on the right hand side of the road approximately 1.3 miles.  For the Conservation Center turn right onto County Road 139.  The Center is on the right. 

NORMA JOHNSON CENTER
330.339.7976
http://www.normajohnsoncenter.com/

 

OHIO & ERIE CANAL TOWPATH TRAIL  
This is a 3 mile trail owned by the Tuscarawas County Commissioners located along the Tuscarawas River near Zoar.  Parking is available at the Canal Lands Park located on Dover - Zoar Road (County Road 82). 

OHIO & ERIE CANALWAY COALITION
330.434.5657
www.ohioeriecanal.org 

 

SCHOENBRUNN TRAILS
Schoenbrunn ("beautiful spring") Village includes seventeen log buildings, gardens, the original mission cemetery, and a museum and visitor center. The site also includes picnic facilities and natural areas including trails. One trail is .2 m and the other trail is .4m. 

SCHOENBRUNN VILLAGE 330.339.3636
www.ohiosfirstvillage.com
http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/ne06/

 

ZOAR VALLEY TRAIL
The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has assumed operations of the historic Zoar Valley Trail.  This scenic 20 - mile trail provides hikers with a variety of historical sites and changes in terrain from rolling hills to level paths.  The trail is anchored at the southern end by the village of Schoenbrunn in New Philadelphia and on the north by Fort Laurens in Bolivar.  The trail passes Zoar, with an overnight stop at Camp
Tuscazoar. You may start your hike from either end.  However, it is generally thought better to start at Schoenbrunn, covering the hard surface and hilly part of the trail in the first day.  Camp Tuscazoar is the halfway point on the trail and provides both lodges and primitive camping.  Several camp sites are only a short walk from the trail and may be reserved by contacting the camp ranger.  Please notify the ranger several weeks in advance to guarantee a site.  The last portion of the trail travels along an abandoned railroad bed and the Ohio – Erie Canal towpath, with a short stretch on hard surface from one to the other.  

CAMP TUSCAZOAR
330.859.2288
www.tuscazoar.org/zoarvalleytrail.htm

 

ZOAR WETLAND ARBORETUM 
Located at 434 5
th Street in Zoar, this arboretum is nestled between the historic Village of Zoar and the Tuscarawas River lies this 82 acre wetland that Earth Action Partnership now owns. Visitors can park next to the picnic shelter and walk in two directions. First, to the left is the Guardlock Trail that follows the base of the levee. This trail takes you past the newly established Dogwood Grove and Wildflower Loop Trail. Continue on to the Tuscarawas River wehre the trail splits.  Follow the sign downstream to get to the Towpath Trail or upstream to the River Trail.  The second path from the picnic shelter is the Cemetery Trail that follows the edge of the lake towards Zoar Cemetery. This path is the original wagon road extension of 5th Street connecting Zoar to Bolivar in the 1800’s before Rt. 212 was built.  

EARTH ACTION PARTNERSHIP
www.earthactionpartnership.org

 

ZOAR WOODS 
Zoar Woods is owned by The Wilderness Center. It is accessible to the public from Zoar or Dover by a lane off the Dover - Zoar Road (County Road 82). To reach Zoar Woods from I- 77, exit on highway 212 at Bolivar. Travel east on 212 about five miles to Zoar (a historic village).  Just east of Zoar, take County Road 82 South toward Dover.  After you cross the Tuscarawas River, you will go about three miles to Township Road 380.  Take 380 just a few hundred feet to the lane to the Zoar Woods parking area. (There is a small sign near the intersection of 82 and 380, an a larger sign at the lane.)  The lane is used by visitors to Zoar Woods as well as by some private residences nearby, so do not block the land, and exercise every courtesy while you are there.  

WILDERNESS CENTER
330.359.5235 or 800.359.5235
www.wildernesscenter.org

 

 

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