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    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.

  • Earth Day 2020 Trail Clean-ups

    Earthday 2020 50th anniversary countdown
    2020 will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!


    The countdown to Earth Day 2020 page is at https://www.earthday.org/earthday/countdown-to-2020/

    The Towpath Trail Snack Shack is participating with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Adopt-A-Trail Towpath Trail program and also the Ohio Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program. The two programs are independant of each other and both require waivers and a safety class to particapate. We meet the last Saturday monthly at 10 AM at the McDonnell trailhead. Upon completion of the McDonnell trailhead cleanup, we start the Rt 212 Scenic Byway cleanup and hike to the four mile marker by NAPA east of Bolivar for a total of 3 miles. Our Facebook McDonnell Trailhead Cleanup events are at URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1535127479953809/

    The Earth Day Network Facebook page is at URL: https://www.facebook.com/EarthDayNetwork/

  • 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?

  • Foodservice events thru 2020 have been cancelled

    Amish boys getting hot dogs

    Foodservice events thru 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19!

    We're looking forward to providing foodservice on the towpath trail in 2021 and will limit the events we participate in those of historical nature related to Ohio's early history like the Great Trails Festival.

    Fortunately, while COVID-19 had closed us down for 2020, our Peace Park started to offer primitive campsites through Hipcampand over 45 campsites have been booked in the first 90 days of operation!


  • Greenville Peace Treaty

    220px Greenville Treaty Line MapDocument Information
    Date:    August 3, 1795
    Author Name:     Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Greenville
    Recipient Name:    [not available]
    Summary:    Official sealed document securing peace between U.S. and Western Indian Nations. Set boundary line between nations as Cuyahoga River.
    Document Format:    Document Signed
    Source:    Collection: National Archives of Canada: Archive Reports 1891
     

  • Mobile Kitchen Equipment Plan

    Towpath Trail Snack Shack Kitchen Equipment Plan

    Towpath Trail Snack Shack on surveyed trail

    This food service equipment list is required by the Tuscarawas County, Ohio Health Department and must be updated with them anytime we add new equipment. Since it's public information, we thought it'll be good to maintain this master list within our on-line website presence to make it easier to comply!

  • Mobile Menu Plan

    Leanna in our hot dog & sausage trailer at Bolivar Ohio Strawberry Festival 2017This is our mobile menu plan required by Tuscarawas County Health Dept. for our mobile food license. We may not have everything available on our menu, at the same time, but have applied for approval to serve. Since it's public information, we thought it'll be good to maintain this master list within our on-line website presence to make it easier to comply!

  • 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

    Peace Park campsite parking

    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.

  • 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 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)

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  • 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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