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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 Park Plan

We love the history of our historical corner of the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Ohio-Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and Scenic Byway, Buckeye Trail, the Great American Rail-Trail. and within sight of where the first white man Christian Federick Post, a Moravian missionary to the largest Delaware Native American settlement in Ohio in 1730. To have the opportunity to celebrate, encourage, and share such rich early Ohio history gives us great pleasure. Since we first started to make about a quarter acre of our little corner available to the public we've thought of a bunch of ideas and received a few great suggestions on how we may improve the visitor experience.

This is our wish list plan to improve our campsites for public usage.

Development Planning

A couple of immediate needed improvements include:

1. A Handicapped Accessible with hand sanitizer Port-A-Potty was INSTALLED in May 2020, (Goal achieved)

2. Potable water ($35 test / Health Dept License $75:  $115 annually) (water test ACHIEVED with pristine aquifer results!)
Waterline installation from our pump house is approx $1,500. one-time.

Improvement goals after our trail easement is developed include:

1. A bronze Ohio historical marker at the exact spot where the Greenville Peace Treaty line intersects with the towpath trail will be approx. $3,000.  Ohio's only revolutionary war fort Laurens is only about 1.5 miles east of us and is referred to within the treaty. Greenville Treaty Line outline ideals include flower garden with tulips.

2. A few fruits and or nut trees native to Ohio to be included in landscaping to establish a small public orchard on the trail. Plant cherry trees along the top of the canal along the property line and also behind the house. This will serve for both privacy and fruit.

3. Butterfly & Bee floral landscaping. Unknown value at present and I'd propose having a non-profit contracted to plant native species.

4. Stone & wood bench similar to what's near the Stark Parks trail section at the Canal Bend trailhead.

5. A lean-to, tipi, &/or an indigenous Delaware wigwam for an educational rental(s) on the Greenville Treaty Line.

6. Fishing poles and gear for Tuscarawas river fishing rental. (Available)

7. All four primitive campsites now have a picnic table and a fire-ring. (Goal achieved) Umbrellas at each picnic table. (1)

8. Multi-directional sign ie; Fort Laurens 1.5 mi, Bolivar .1 mi, Zoar 4 mi, Canal Lands 1.7 mi, Navarre 6 mi, Canal Bend Trailhead 1.5 mi, McDonnell Trailhead .25 mi, Camp Tuscazoar 6 mi, Akron 30 mi, Massillon 15 mi, Cleveland 81 mi, Eddies Bike Shop 15 mi, NTR Canoe Livery 1.5 mi, Century Cycles 50 mi, Cuyahoga Valley 45 mi, (mi to be verified)

9. Rentals: Horseshoes & cornhole, kitchen tools, hammock, tents,

10. wood chips on banks and flower beds. Native to Ohio plants on the canal banks (We've had two truckloads donated but still need more)

11. Campsite #1 to be developed as a rest area for bikers, dog walkers, hikers, and family picnics, and handicapped accessible senior access.

12. Electric plugs at each campsite. Until then we have a shared plug by the lamppost.

13. Hayride type trailer that can also serve as a stage.

14. Solar security lights on pumphouse, front and back of the house, and garage. (done)

15. Bike rack sponsorship

16. Historical park looking signage; campsites, parking spots, multi-directional tourism pole design, boundaries, no vehicle traffic.

17. A conditional zoning permit for the Snack Shack and all legal purposes to promote or rich northern Tuscarawas county history. This will be a prerequisite for when we turn the "permanent building shed into the Snack Shack, for commercial signage, or to hire employees. At present, our food service license is for mobile use and our four peace park campsites are private and not considered a campground by Ohio law which defines commercial campgrounds as having five or more sites.

Of course, I'd be grateful for any financial assistance you can afford to offer because this project would not only position myself for a modest retirement supplemental income but do it in such a manner that benefits the bikers, hikers, dog walkers and everyone that uses the towpath trail!. The GoFundMe campaign is located at URL: https://www.gofundme.com/f/towpath-trail-peace-park-campsites .

In the event our fundraising is so successful that we should meet all the goals and dreams listed above, any excess will be donated to an appropriate Tuscarawas county, Ohio based organization that is involved with the long-term Towpath Trail system management.

For additional information on our Towpath Trail Peace Park Primitive Camping, please visit our HipCamp listing at https://www.hipcamp.com/ohio/towpath-trail-peace-park/towpath-trail-peace-park-campsites

We're also on the Dyrt at https://thedyrt.com/camping/OH/towpath-trail-peace-park

Thank you for your consideration!

Joe Rinehart, property resident, and caretaker ;)

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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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