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  • Towpath Trail Peace Park nominated for Hipcamps to Visit in 2021 contest

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    The Towpath Trail Peace Park has been nominated for the 'Hipcamps to Visit in 2021' contest now underway!

    Primitive tent camping available on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, and the Great American Rail-Trail! Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the Ohio-Erie Canal towpath trail. Each primitive campsite includes benches, a fire pit, picnic table, Smoky Joe barbecue grill, and recycling trash containers. Shared amenities include: electric to recharge phones, shared water hose rated for human consumption.

    Please consider voting once daily through Dec 20th and help us to gain recognition for promoting peace from COVID-19 throughout 2021!
  • Best Dog Friendly Hiking Trail

    Airbud is the peace park mascotBring your best friend and hike the best dog-friendly section of the Ohio & Erie Canalway towpath trail between the Canal Lands trailhead to the Fort Laurens trailhead then through the village of Bolivar to the McDonnell Trailhead. Our Towpath Trail Peace Park primitive campsites are also dog friendly and more information is available at https://towpathtrailsnackshack.com/about/peace-park/primitive-camping

  • Blog

    Information on everything related to the historical intersection of the Greenville Treaty Line, Ohio-Erie Canal, Towpath Trail, Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway, the Buckeye Trail, Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, Western Union telegraph, and events within a reasonable hiking or biking distance from our corner of the towpath trail.

  • Events

    While we develop our Towpath Trail Snack Shack & Peace Park, we acquired a mobile unit for catering events and promoting our historic towpath trail location.
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    We have no events scheduled through 2020 due to COVID-19!

  • Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition

    Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC)

     
    The Towpath Trail Snack Shack is pleased to introduce the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC). We are located on both the Buckeye Trail and the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Bolivar, Ohio of Tuscarawas county. Hike to the Towpath Trail Snack Shack for a hot dog of exotic sausage on your next trek ;)
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway National Scenic Byway

    STARK BYWAY SIGNRemember Sunday drives? Did you know the Towpath Trail Snack Shack is located on an Ohio Scenic Byway? We invite you to stop at our historical byway intersection where the Greenville treaty line crosses the towpath trail, Ohio Buckeye Trail, and of course, our section of Ohio & Erie Canalway National Scenic Byway!

    A link to the Department of Transportion map of our section is available at: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways/byways/10501/maps/Southern_Section
  • Our first bicyclist Hipcampers

    1st bicyclist Hipcampers

    Ohio-Erie Canalway Towpath Trail bicyclists HipcampersRiding the Ohio-Erie Canalway Towpath Trail our first group of bicyclists decided on staying Sunday, June 29th, 2020 at the Towpath Trail Peace Park to rest up for their trip back to Akron, Ohio. Of course, our photobombing mascot Airbud had to get in the photo too. We enjoyed hosting our first group of cyclists and look forward to sharing our property with many more yet to arrive at our historic Tuscarawas county destination.

  • Peace Park Development Plan

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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.

  • Recreation

    Recreation links along the Ohio & Erie canal towpath trail

  • The story of Fort Laurens; Ohio's only Revolutionary war fort

    The Towpath Trail Peace Park is located where the Greenville Treaty Line intersects with the Ohio-Erie canal towpath trail just west of the village of Bolivar, Ohio. The Greenville Peace Treaty specifically refers to Fort Laurens and runs from Greenville, Ohio on the west side of the state to about a mile and a half to where the Sandy creek enters the Tuscarawas River and from there north to Cleveland, Ohio. Fort Laurens is located only 1.5 miles east of the Peace Park on the towpath trail and we encourage everyone to hike there to visit. The Canal Lands section of the towpath trail has been adopted by the Bolivar-Zoar Rotary club who does a great job of helping the Tuscarawas Parks and Recreation to maintain the trail from Fort Laurens to Route 800.


    Here's a very well-produced video by the Ohio Historical Connection of the story of Fort Laurens that's only 20 minutes long. It is also the story of how Ohio became settled shortly after the American Revolution and became the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1st, 1803

     

    Fort Laurens Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/fortlaurens/

    The historical community of Zoar, Ohio Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/HistoricZoarVillage/

    The Ohio-Erie Canalway Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/OECanalway/

    and Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau at https://www.facebook.com/TuscarawasCoCVB/


  • Towpath Trail Peace Park Partnership Startup Opportunity!

    1st bicyclists to camp at the Peace Park

     

    Upon completing our first camping season with over 89 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!

  • Towpath Trail Peace Park Primitive Camping

    Towpath Trail Peace Park Primitive Campsites

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    Primitive tent camping is now available on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, & the Great American Rail-Trail! 

    Weekends $14 up to two people, $5 each additional person. $10 additional car parking spot. Weekdays 25% off per night. Firewood bundle $7 * History lecture $10 (prices as of 8/05/20)

  • Zoar Valley Trail

    The Zoar Valley Trail is a great trail to hike, bike, horseback ride or simply walk you dog.

Closed in foul weather notice

All of our foodservice events have been canceled through 2020!

The Snack Shack is closed when it's below 50 or above 90 degrees or in winds above 15 knots!

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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