Atwood Lake Park at a glance:
- 1,540 acres of water surface
- 25 horsepower limit
- 2,500 acres of land
- 28 miles of shoreline
- Conservation (Normal) Pool Elevation: 928 ft. above sea level
- 3 public launch ramps
Atwood Lake Park is located within both Tuscarawas and Carroll County. It’s one of the state’s top lakes for sailing and pleasure boating. Atwood Lake Park features a wide, sandy beach, vending area, changing rooms with shower, a playground and various picnic areas.
They have over 500 camp lots, a swimming beach with a concessions stand, vacation and patio cabins, an Activity Center and Nature Center, special events and more!
Atwood Lake Park is also home to the Alive Christian Music Festival and the Atwood Fall Festival!
Located north of Tuscarawas County Ohio, the Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA offers 26 miles of marked ATV and dirk bike trails over 180 acres. They also provide camping, cabin rentals, horseback riding, miniature golf and more!
The Buckhorn Creek Trail is an 8 mile trail running from Newcomerstown to Stone Creek parallel to County Road 21 and I-77 on the site of an old C&M Railroad bed. The development of this trail was one of the early action projects in the Tuscarawas Trail and Green Space Plan. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, has partnered with the county commissioner, area land owners, local governments, corporate partners, and volunteers to develop this greenspace.
Access to this trail can be done near the intersection of Bethel Hill Road and Stonecreek Road, at the intersection of Wold Road and Stonecreek Road or where Stonecreek Road becomes College Street in Newcomerstown.
Camp Tuscazoar was founded more than 90 years ago by Scout leaders who recognized the beauty and history of the local land. Today, Camp Tuscazoar continues to serve scouts and other youth organizations under the guidance of the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation. This Camp remains a popular outdoor location, drawing large numbers of weekend campers and hikers each year.
Camp Tuscazoar offers eight cabins, 24 primitive campsites and numerous RV camping spots for daily, weekly or long term usage.
The Norma Johnson Center located outside of Dover, Ohio is a nature area open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Norma Johnson Center’s 303 acres offer a place of solitude in which to observe wildlife, enjoy birding, view wildflowers or just take a brisk walk. Hike on their marked trails while observing first-hand how nature can be improved by care and management.
Take advantage of over 6 miles of trails and their fishing ponds for your enjoyment. The Norma Johnson Center is a great place for a family picnic, group outing or summer meeting of your favorite community group.
Annually, more than 2.5 million Americans find their way to the iconic 85 mile Towpath Trail running through the heart of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Whether birding, biking, hiking, running, riding on horseback, taking a canal boat ride, or traveling alongside it by scenic rail — folks find that old-school “travel” along the Towpath Trail adds an undeniable energy to the quality of life in the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas in Northeastern Ohio.
Begin your journey on the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail in Bolivar Ohio. The Aqueduct Bridge connects the Stark County trail with the Tuscarawas County trail along the intersection of State Route 212 and Shepler Church Road SW in Bolivar. Once in Tuscarawas County, the road route takes you to Fort Laurens State Memorial – it’s first trailhead! There you will find public restrooms and the start of the limestone trail.
As you cross the bridge over I-77, you will see on your journey numerous remnants of the Canal’s lock system on your way to the next trailhead, Canal Lands Park, in Zoar just off Dover-Zoar Road.
As you continue down the trail, you will eventually reach State Route 800 in Zoarville and can continue through to Camp Tuscazoar’s trails.
Tuscarawas County’s portion accounts for roughly six miles of trail.
The Panhandle Passage Trail is currently a multi-use 1.1 mile trail that connects the City of Uhrichsville with the Village of Dennison, providing residents with easy access by foot or bicycle to McCluskey Park in Dennison and the water park in Uhrichsville.
The idea for a trail and park system in the Village of Tuscarawas and Warwick Township started as a project of the Warwick Lions Club in 2010. As the project vision expanded, it was determined that the project would progress much quicker as a separate group outside of the club.
The Village of Tuscarawas/Warwick Township Trail and Parks Group held their first meeting in January 2011 as a informal community group with the sole purpose to raise funds for the planning, development, and maintaining of trails and parks in our area.
The official name of “Zeisberger Trail and Parks” was determined in March 2011.