Tuscarawas County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).

Beach City (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 1,912 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Beach City
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Beach City
Schoenbrunn Village (Ohio Historical Society)
  • 1984 E High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
  • GPS coordinates: N40.466999, W81.412982
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Reconstructed 18th century village
  • Location on Google Maps
The Canal Lands Park (County Park)
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 5.5 miles
  • 2.5 miles of trail is said to be unimproved.
The Norma Johnson Center (County Park)
  • 3870 SR 39 NW, Dover, OH 44622
  • GPS coordinates: N40.514386,W81.544304
  • Location: The Norma Johnson Center is located on SR39 between Dover and Suagarcreek. From I-77, use the Dover exit and turn west on SR39. The Nature Preserve is on the right hand side of the road approximately 1.3 miles.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 303 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.77 miles
  • Location on Google Maps
The Wilderness Center (The Wilderness Center (an NGO))
  • 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, OH 44689
  • GPS coordinates: N40.672066,W81.642017
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 619 acres
  • Total trail length: 7 miles
  • Restrooms
  • Main site for The Wilderness Center organization. Trails, forest, meadows, picnic shelters, nature center, observation tower, astronomy education building
  • Location on Google Maps
Zoar Valley Trail (Camp Tuscazoar Foundation (an NGO))
  • 6066 Boy Scout Rd. NE, Dover, Ohio 44622-7541
  • GPS coordinates: N40.565288,W81.400291
  • Location: The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation has published a page of maps to provide guidance in finding the camp. The foundation recommends checking out its maps and warns that other online maps have placed the campsite in the wrong place.
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 20.1 miles
  • Camp sites
  • Location on Google Maps
Zoar Village (Zoar Community Association )
  • 198 Main Street, Zoar, OH 44697
  • GPS coordinates: N40.615135, W81.421871
  • This communal village was founded by a Christian, separatist sect in the 19th century whose members had fled Germany due to religious persecution. They formed a communal society that lasted from 1819 to 1898. They were one of the most successful religious communities in America, and they founded the first religious, communal society in the state of Ohio.
  • The Ohio Historical Society’s page for Zoar Village
  • Location on Google Maps
Zoar Wetland Arboretum (Earth Action Partnership (an NGO))
  • 434 W Fifth Street, Zoar OH 44697
  • GPS coordinates: N40.615321,W81.426083
  • Location: From highway 77 exit at the Bolivar/Rt. 212 exit and turn east towards Wilkshire Hills. Drive approx. 3 miles to Zoar and turn right at 5th Street, away from the fire station and church. Drive through the stop sign and over the top of the levee where the street turns into a gravel lane. The picnic shelter and parking area is at the bottom of the lane.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 82 acres
  • Good site for bird watching
  • The preserve has several trails of unspecified length.
  • Location on Google Maps
Zoar Woods (The Wilderness Center (an NGO))
  • 9877 Alabama Avenue SW, Wilmot, OH 44689
  • GPS coordinates: N40.672066,W81.642017
  • Location: The address given is for the headquarters. The preserve is one mile west on US250.
  • Trail map
  • Dogs not permitted
  • Formerly strip mining was conducted on this site. The trail goes through woods with mature trees; there are ferns and wildflowers.
  • Location on Google Maps

Last Update: 2017-07-24 16:32:02

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