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  • Biking

     

    Bikers will love touring our beautiful Buckeye Trail and Ohio-Erie canal Towpath Trail to the Snack Shack and throughout Tuscarawas County, Ohio! Biking on the Ohio-Erie canal towpath trail and buckeye trail is a healthy way to enjoy life and reap the benefit of becoming physically fit.

    The Snack Shack & Peace Park rest area hopes to become a destination and resource of information for biking our beautiful section of the Towpath & Buckeye trails.

    For ore informaion about biking the towpath trail visit URL: https://www.ohiobikeways.net/erietowpath.htm

     

  • 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.

  • Buckeye Trail Association

    Did you know that the Buckeye Trail is part of the Towpath Trail between Bolivar & Zoar, Ohio?

    The purpose of the Association is to promote the construction, maintenance, and use of a state-wide trail system, within the State of Ohio, to be supplemented with side trails, campsites, and other facilities, so as to render accessible some of the historical and beauty spots of the Buckeye State. The trail shall be primarily a footpath, but certain portions may be designated for use by horsemen and/or other non-motorized users. Said corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes co-extensive with the purposes set forth in Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under said Section.

  • Camping along the Towpath Trail

    Century Cycles maintains a campground campsite list of all the camping available along the Ohio - Erie Canalway Towpath Trail.

  • Father's Day Family Fishing Fun Tournament

    Father's Day Fishing Tournament
    Canceled in 2020

    We plan to resume in 2021!

    Fathers Day Fishing Fun banner
    No fishing license, no worries! NTR maintains a private stocked pond at their property.

    The Tuscarawas river is also available about a hundred feet from the pond for licensed fishermen.

    No entry fees, just bring your dad or grand-dad!!!

    What better way to celebrate Father's Day than spending a day fishing with dad?

  • Fishing

    The Tuscarawas river is about 300 yards west of the Towpath Trail Snack Shack & Peace Park rest area at the Bolivar aqueduct McDonnell trail-head on the Stark-Tuscarawas county line.

    For all the scoop on getting a license and the regulations visit the Ohio Dept of Wildlife at URL: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishing/fishing-regulations/licenses

  • Hiking

    Did you know that the Snack Shack is located on both a section of the Buckeye Trail and also, the Ohio-Erie Canalways Towpath Trail? Both trails lead to the Snack Shack & Peace Park rest area!

    Here's a website link to the Tuscarawas county section of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail: http://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/TuscarawasCountyHiking.aspx

    Other Tuscarawas county Parks & Recreation Trails: http://www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/park/hiking%20trails%20flyer.pdf

    Tuscarawas County Park Department HIKING TRAILS in TUSCARAWAS COUNTY:http://www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/Park/Canal%20Lands.pdf

  • 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.

  • Our Peace Park Pet Flash the Black Squirrel

    Peace Park Pet Flash
    Black Squirrel

    We love the abundant wildlife on our property and have sighted four species of squirrel including the black, grey, fox, and flying squirrels! We've decided to name our resident black squirrel "Flash" to honor  Kent State University, it's Alumni, and of course Superintendent Larry Wooddell and retired Davey Tree employee who introduced the black squirrel to Kent State in 1961. Kent State University has a Tuscarawas County Campus so it seems fitting that we adopt the black squirrel that lives in our front yard and name her Flash! We've even bought Flash a friendly-looking squirrel feeder who shares unsalted peanuts, sunflower seeds, and corn.


  • Recreation

    Recreation links along the Ohio & Erie canal towpath trail

  • Recreation News

    Recreation news provided by Google News

  • Running

    The Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail is a great resource for runners! Long or short distance runners will enjoy getting physical exercise running to the Snack Shack.

    Run to beautiful Tuscarawas county across the Stark county line on the Tuscarawas river at the Bolivar-McDonnell aqueduct trailhead! In 2013, the aqueduct bridge was built bringing the trail to the McDonnell trailhead. in 2017, continued trail dervelopment is planned to connect the last remaing gap in 2018 under the Wheeling & Laker Erie RR bridge.

    A couple great articles regarding the towpath trail development of the Zoar canal lands and Bolivar McDonnelll aqueduct trailhead include:

  • Towpath Trail Peace Park Primitive Camping

    Towpath Trail Peace Park Primitive Campsites

    peace park primitive campsites

    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

We're 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.

peace park primitive campsites

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