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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.

Towpath Trail Peace Park Rules and Regulations

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I'm in the front house by the 12' 6" RR bridge with a food service trailer with Towpath Trail Snack Shack in the front yard. Go to the lower driveway easement closest to the canal and you may park by the handicapped accessible Porta-Jon. In the event that you arrive and no one is available to meet & greet you, please feel free to set up camp in the field between the Ohio & Erie Canal and the lower driveway easement.

A few rules we have to include:

1. No Trespassing on neighbor's property! Our neighbors don't have a problem with our offering primitive camping, but they do have a problem with people on their land at 3 AM and frankly, WILL call the Sheriff and or otherwise protect their property if they think anyone is a potential threat!

Our boundary line runs through the center of the canal from the 12" 6 " Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad bridge to our pump house and to the lower driveway easement.

2. Pets are welcome on the conditions that you clean up after them and they not be aggressive. Leashes are not required for docile dogs.

3. No alcohol consumption within the peace park boundaries although there are exceptions under the right circumstances.

4. No firearms, slingshots, BB guns, or shooting on the property. CCW permit holders are permitted if weapons remain concealed.

5. Please leave the property in the same or better shape than you found it.

6. No parties or events without prior approval!

7. No unaccompanied minors! We only allow adult campers with their children.

8. No littering on the neighbor's property! Our boundaries are in the middle of the canal and in front of our pump house. We provide trash containers and ask that they are used. We also provide free trash bags upon request if you'd like to take one hiking, or whatever. ;)

9. No loud noise after 10 PM! We ask everyone to respect their camping neighbors.

10. No vehicle traffic within the park except for loading and unloading. Overnight parking is available above the campsites.

11. ALL non-camping visitors must pay the additional personal fee which includes our liability insurance.

12. Glass bottles discouraged, please! We can't afford to have our mowers hitting a glass bottle leaving shards of hazardous glass to sleep or walk on, but we also understand that you can't get a travel-size juice that isn't bottled.

13. Recycling containers are available at each campsite. The blue container is intended for cans and what bottles must be used. The green containers are used for everything else.

14. No fire outside of fire rings or the moving of designated firepits, without approval.

COVID-19 Info: We offer sanitizer within a handicapped accessible Porta-Jon. The host has been vaccinated and maintains a 6' distance during any meet & greet. Campers have separate fire-rings and we ask them not to socialize with other campsites. We sanitize our picnic tables between campers. We follow all local & State Health Department rules. My wife has COPD and is a very high risk, so please understand our concern for safe practices.

(Revised 6/27/21)

We look forward to meeting you! At the end of your camping adventure please consider leaving a review on Hipcamp, TheDYRT, Facebook and or Google.

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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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