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  • picnic shelter trash can on towpath trailOur Peace Park Rest Area idea came about from my brother Marc sending me a picture of a really nice single table shelter that is on the towpath trail in Cuyahoga Valley in the Boston Mills region. Since our property is located at the intersection of the Greenville Treaty line and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail, we saw it as an opportunity to share the history of the American Revolution era Fort Laurens which was also referred to within the treaty. Fort Laurens is located about 1.5 miles east of our trail location. We also thought even if we started out with a single picnic table, it'll compliment our Towpath Trail Snack Shack. Upon sharing the idea publicly in social media, everyone seemed to like and give encouragement to pursue it. Pretty much on day one, my brother Marc who bikes the trail with his family, donated a park quality picnic table. BAM, park established, thank you Marc

    The Peace Park will be located at our historical intersection which includes: the Greenville Treaty line, The Ohio-Erie canal, the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad, Ohio & Erie Canalway. National Scenic Byway route 212 section, the Buckeye Trail and also the Towpath Trail. Our family is willing to donate additional land than we did with the easement agreement we signed and submitted in May 2016 which allowed the last remaining gap in the towpath trail to be developed in 2019.

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    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

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Restaurants and businesses on the Ohio & Erie Canal towpath trail that offer great food right on the trail and or services related to hiking and biking!

  • Located in Historic Downtown Bolivar, OH
    Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Catering All Events 7 days a Week

    Step back in time and enjoy a home cooked meal. Serving the best breakfast around until 2pm all week.. We have our fresh baked bread made daily in house. Homemade features are posted daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Homemade roast beef, pulled pork, and pizza are just some of our specialties... Stop in to our establishment in this small, historical town to enjoy a casual, family atmosphere.

    We make our own homemade pies here... or save some room for our Hershey's Ice Cream bar. 

  • Located on the Ohio and Erie Scenic Byway and the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail, The Canal Tavern serves "travelers" on the canal, visitors to Historic Zoar Village and others with fine food and our famous Zoar hospitality.

     

  • Dirty Harry's famous line about "nobody, I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog!"




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    We are now offering eGift cards via Square! Good at any event or location and never expires. Order a gift of the Towpath Trail Snack Shack for any occasion! Introduce your employees, friends and loved ones to our wild game sausage specials or our Amish country Walnut Creek brand hot dogs.

  • Since 1978 the Ernie's name has been synonymous with two things: riding bikes and having fun. Stop by any of our shops to find out why. And remember... Go for a ride, and everything will be OK. 

    Located on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Massillon, Ohio.

     

  • While we develop our Towpath Trail Snack Shack, we acquired a mobile unit for catering events and promoting our historic towpath trail location.
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    Events that we plan to attend include:

    The Lynn Drive-in Flea Market is Open every Sunday morning 6 AM to 2 PM Admission is FREE! Lynn Auto Theatre is Ohio's oldest drive-in movie theatre and where we found our mobile snack shack.

     The Bolivar Strawberry Festival June 15, 16, & 17 2017 was our debut event. We had a hot diggity dog time and offered various brands of strawberry water as our theme item. We're already planning to return 2018 Fathers Day weekend.

    Canton Footbal Hall of Fame Parade Route August 4th & 5th between 11th & 12th Street on Cleveland Avenue. Over 200,000 people party all night Friday before the Saturday morning parade and we're going to feed as many as we can ;)  http://www.profootballhoffestival.com/grand-parade

     

    Events within 5 miles of the Snack Shack or along the entire length Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail between New Philadelphia and Cleveland, Ohio on Lake Erie:

    May;

    Canal Days Dover

    June;

    Bolivar Strawberry Festival

    Navarre Holy Family Parish Festival @ St.Clement Church

    Akron: https://www.bathartfestival.com/ 3nd Bath Art Festival held on Sunday June 11, 2018

    Canal Days and Duck Derby Friday June 16th, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30 pm https://www.facebook.com/akroncanaldays

    New Phildelphia - 40th annual First Town Days June 30th http://www.firsttowndays.com/

    July;

    New Philadelphia: July 1, 2, 3, & 4, 2017 40th annual http://www.firsttowndays.com/

    Canal Fulton - Olde Canal Days - July 13, 14, 15, 2017 http://discovercanalfultonevents.com/oldecanaldaysevents.htm

    The annual Beach City Firemen’s Chicken Barbecue, car show and parade will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. July 22 2017 at the fire station at 102 East Main Street. The event is sponsored by the Beach City Fire and Rescue.

    Strasburg's 35th Annual Corn Festival will be held Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30 at Strasburg-Franklin Park.http://userpages.bright.net/~cornfest/

    Zoar, Ohio - Antiques Sale and Artisan Tent at the Harvest Festival  July 29 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 4:00 pm
    https://historiczoarvillage.com/event/antiques-sale-and-artisan-tent-at-the-harvest-festival/

    August;

    Canton Footbal Hall of Fame Parade Route August 4th & 5th 2017 between 11th & 12th Street on Cleveland Avenue. (We've confirmed our location for this event!)

    Massilon: Fun Fest 2017 August 12, 2017 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm http://www.massillonmuseum.org/fun-fest

    Buckeye Brewfest, which is set to make its inaugural debut at the National Hamburger Festival at Lock 3 Park in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, Aug. 14. http://hamburgerfestival.com

    September;

    Jammin' Food Truck Fest  Sept 2 2017 LABOR DAY WEEKEND

    Zoar, Ohio - Civil War Reenactment and Encampment: Battle of Antietam September 9 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm https://historiczoarvillage.com/event/civil-war-re-enactment-and-encampment-battle-of-antietam/

    Canal Fulton - Yankee Peddler Festival - 9/9 9/10 - 9/16 9/17 - 9/23 9/24(weekends) 2017 - Clay's Park Resort
    http://yankeepeddlerfestival.com/

    October;

    Locktoberfest Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30 pm http://cascadelocks.org/

    Zoar, Ohio - Ghost Tours of Zoar
    October 20th, 21st, & 27th @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tour the buildings of Historic Zoar by lantern light as the ghosts of Zoar tell you their haunted tales. This popular event sells out every year, so call (330) 874-3011 to make reservations early. Tours leave each night at 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, and 7:30. Cost for the tour is $15/adult and $10/child. Reservations are required.

    November;

    Zoar, Ohio - Free Historic Zoar Speaker Series-  November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    
    Historic School House, 221 E. Fourth St. Zoar, OH 44697 United States
    November’s FREE speaker is Daniel Rice from the Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition. Mr. Rice will speak about the Ohio and Erie Canal and its connection with Zoar. The Separatists helped to dig a seven-mile section of the canal and were able to repay their land debts with the money they earned. The canal continued to affect their daily lives even after its completion, as it brought a greater number of tourists and worldly ideas into the area. This presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Historic Zoar School House, located at 221 E. 4th St., Zoar, OH 44697. This program is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. https://historiczoarvillage.com/event/free-historic-zoar-speaker-series-9/

    December;

    Zoar, Ohio - Christmas in Zoar- December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 5:00 pm
    Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar. On Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, enjoy musical entertainment, a juried craft show, tour the village, and more. While in Zoar, makes sure to visit Belsnickle and Kristkind, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village. On Saturday evening, attend a candlelight church service at the Historic Zoar Meeting House (Zoar United Church of Christ), followed by a tree lighting ceremony in the Historic Zoar Garden. Cost for Christmas in Zoar is $8/person and children 12 and under are FREE. Hours are Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday, December 3 from noon - 5 p.m. https://historiczoarvillage.com/event/christmas-in-zoar-4/

    All other historic Zoar events https://historiczoarvillage.com/events/

    For a complete list of Ohio events and Festivals visit: http://ohiofestivals.net/2017-ohio-schedule

    For the complete list of Ohio & Erie Canalway Events http://ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Events.aspx

    If you know of an event along the Ohio & Erie canalway towpath trail that we missed, please let us know!

  • 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

  • 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

  • The National Hot Dog and SausageCouncil designates July as National Hot Dog Month!

    July is national hot dog month

    National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Kicks Off National Hot Dog Month Seeking Best Hot Dog Laugh

  • 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
  • The Peace Park Blog is about the park we're establishing at the intersection of the Greenville Treaty Line and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail between the McDonnell Trailhead and the village of Bolivar. The Greenville Peace Treaty was the first peace treaty authorized by President George Washington and our current US Congress! 2020 will be the 225th anniversary of the treaty signed on August 3 1795 by Mad Anthony Wayne and the American Indians.

  • 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:

  • Fine BBQ and Craft Brew on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in beautiful Bolivar, Ohio

    Sublime Smoke is the culmination of a chef's nomadic restaurant journey and a desire to move home.  Over 10 years of restaurant experience gave way to a food truck in Central Ohio in 2010.  Afforded the opportunity to move home and be surrounded with friends and family, Sublime Smoke now combines the food truck flavor in a sleek storefront with both indoor and outdoor seating.  Come experience deep, bold flavors combined with Tuscarawas Valley's finest craft beer list via tap, bottle, or can.

     

  • This Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail Blog was established to share helpful information relating to the recreational activities like biking, hiking, dog walking, horseback riding, power walking, bird and wild life watching that someone may be interested in participating.

  • Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail related businesses, things to do and places to go!

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  • Thank you for visiting our towpath trail blog! We hope to provide 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.

     

Now serving Hot Dogs & Sausages in Canton, Ohio!

We are excited to have successfully completed the City of Canton Itinerant vendor permit requirements to locate within downtown Canton, Ohio! If you'd like to have us provide a public food service lunch promotion from your business location, we'd love to hear from you! All we need is the business property owner's permission form signed for the city of Canton, Ohio.

Our special exotic meat gourmet sausage hot dogs presently include reindeer/caribou and bison bratwurst for $10!

All beef hot dogs $3

Sugardale hot dogs made in Canton, Ohio $2

Seasonal hot beverages include spiced apple cider and hot chocolate $2

Credit & debit cards are accepted!

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