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Towpath Trail

We are located at the 12' 6" low Wheeling & Lake Erie RR bridge on Scenic Byway 212 at the Ohio & Erie canal between the village of Bolivar baseball fields and the McDonnell trailhead.

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Snack Shack

Our mobile Towpath Trail Snack Shack catering is a family business dedicated to serving quality food to raise funds toward renovating a barn to become the permanent snack shack on our donated easement!

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Peace Park

We are setting aside a 1/4 acre of land at the intersection where the Greenville Peace Treaty Line crosses the Ohio & Erie canal. Stop to reflect upon America's 1st Peace Treaty which refers to Ft Laurens!

Towpath Trail Snack Shack
Hot Dog & Exotic Sausage Catering

We cater quality all beef hot dogs, gourmet exotic meat sausages and trail snacks to the bird watchers, bikers, hikers, dog walkers, Tuscarawas River fishermen and canoeist from the Ohio-Erie canal towpath trail where the Greenville peace treaty line intersects 1.5 miles west on Scenic Byway route 212 from Bolivar, Ohio I-77 exit 93.

We sell quality all beef hickory smoked franks (AKA hot dogs), traditional hot dogs, smoked sausages, bratwurst, gourmet exotic meat sausages, French fries, onion rings, sweet corn, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, salads, pickle on a stick, jerky, trail-mix, granola, chips, ice cold Pepsi products, lemonade, bottled water and & more. We purchase quality fresh produce including lettuce, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, and sweet corn from local farmers or auctions whenever possible.

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peace treaty snack shack towpath trail bolivarThe Towpath Trail Snack Shack idea came about after several years of pondering how we could use our historic property to compliment the towpath trail easement we expected. In May 2016, my family agreed to donate a 12'-20' easement of property frontage for the towpath trail to cross. All the really cool ideas like log cabin rentals, primitive camping etc, ended adding up to a lot of money to get started. In the course of planning with local authorities after having the easement surveyed, it was determined that an old barn looking type shed wouldn't have to be moved to make way for the trail. Then the old proverbial light bulb lit up with the idea, "what if we worked on renovating the shed to become a snack shack?"


We knew that from the start we could sell bottled water and prepackaged non-perishable candy bars, granola, trail mix and other preferably healthy snacks without a health inspection and food license. In the course of learning about the various food licenses in order to prepare hot dogs for instance, a license and health inspection is required. It had been suggested that the best way to develop our snack shack would be in stages and we might consider a mobile licensed hot dog cart as a first stage. Stage two, will become the continued preparation of our Snack Shack toward food preparation which require plumbing and sinks to be installed. With a mobile cart, we may also promote the Towpath Trail Snack Shack at various local festivals while generating the revenue needed to "do it right".
mobile snack shack front960x720We are currently working on ppreparing this mobile hot dog trailer toward getting it licensed to attend various local events to promote our developing Snack Shack! We plan to attend the Bolivar Strawberry Festival as our first event and to otherwise prepare to be ready for when the construction crews start developing the Towpath Trail across our yard this Summer.

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, we obtained a Tuscarawas county,  Ohio vendors license.

On June 1st 2017, we aplied for the Event permit to participate in the Bolivar Strawberry Festival.

On August 3rd 2017 on the 222nd anniversary of the Greenville Peace Treaty line which intersects with the towpath trail on our property we got inspected and received or annual mobile food service permit to operate in the Great state of Ohio!  We'll be at our permanent location whenever we're not at an event.

The towpath trail snack shack is a family owned and operated business. While I initially came up with the idea, it was quickly encouraged and supported by most everyone in our family including my wife Rose, her three boys from a previous marriage, Shanon Bond, Kyle & Nikki Bond, Edwin Bond, and also the clan from our marriage, Jeremiah Rinehart, & Shoshanna. Our niece LeAnna Stipe is also active in the business.

Kyle & Shannon served in the US Army (Shannon served in Afghanistan) and I served in the USMC during the '75 Vietnam evacuation. We run the shack like drill instructors training recuits to serve the best hot dogs possible (just kiddin' about being like a drill instructor).

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Towpath Trail Peace Park Campsites

Primitive campsites now available year round even when the Snack Shack is closed for the season! Click the photo below for more information.

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The Great Trails Festival will be the only event scheduled through 2021!

We've decided to install vending machines in the physical towpath trail snack shack for 24/7 access instead of serving lunch between 10 am to 2 pm!

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We hope that the Snack Shack will be your first stop in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, However, there is so much more to see and do! For all the scoop on people to see, places to go, and things to do in Tuscarawas county, Ohio visit the Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau!

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Our team is available to cater industrial parks, pipeline sites, and events for a simple quality lunch or dinner break anywhere along the towpath trail.


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