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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!

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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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Upon completing our first season with over 70 primitive campsites booked at our historical intersection on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, Tuscarawas River Water Trail, and the Great American Rail-Trail, I've decided to solicit a financial partner to better protect a long term goal for the community!

 

The bottom line is that we're about $40k away from achieving the goal of establishing primitive campsite availability on the first private property coming into Tuscarawas County from Stark County. Ohio! We are now planning to secure the 1.98-acre property in full and either put it in trust for specific usage to promote economic development via history, travel, tourism, & trails, or establish a 501(c)(3) with a similar mission. Upon immediate acquisition of the deed to the land, we intend to file for a "conditional usage" change in our R-4 zoning status which will allow commercial signage and the ability to hire seasonal maintenance help. Of course, legal assistance and guidance is also being consulted to achieve our long-term strategic planning.

Forming a financial startup partnership will also allow us to expedite a needed easement re-negotiation toward a new Towpath Trail agreement with the Ohio-Erie Canalway Coalition which became necessary due to the COVID-19 quarantine and the EPA protected migratory path of the Indiana bat. This is one of the issues that helped cause the critical need for a financial partnership due to the alternative potentially taking another six months minimum to possibly another year. The conditional zoning application and OECC easement contract currently require multiple signatures and after the proposed deed transfer it'll be only one signature required.

I'm proposing that any potential financial startup partner be issued a promissory note to be repaid in full within 36 months and secured by an assignment of existing assets. Upon repayment, the financial startup partner shall be recognized as a contributing founder of the Peace Park primitive campsites.

Our first choice would be to establish a Peace Park Trust, however, in the event that we shall decide to incorporate and apply for 501 C3 status, the startup partner will be offered a position on any proposed board of directors.

Thank you for your consideration!

Serious inquiries should contact Joe Rinehart, Towpath Trail Peace Park

Mobile: 330.389.1192

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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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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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