5 Trails to Hike in Tuscarawas County

5 Trails to hike in tuscarawas county

With the weather (finally) warming up, it is time to do some exploring! We have so many great trails in our area-- some hidden gems, too. It is the perfect time to get outside and hike. Here are just five of the many trails in Tuscarawas County to check out!


1.    Norma Johnson Center
Conservation DR., Dover
www.normajohnsoncenter.com | 330-339-7976

Norma Johnson Center, located off Route 39 heading towards Sugarcreek (from Dover) offers 3 trails on 303 acres of land. The beautiful paths lead you by numerous ponds, underneath tree canopies, and over bridges. Norma Johnson also hosts many events throughout the year, so be sure to check out their website on more details. 

2.    Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail
Bolivar through New Philadelphia
www.ohioeriecanal.org | 330-374-5657

The Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail has a few trail heads you can get onto, many centering around Bolivar, Zoar, and Dover. The Towpath Trail continues all the way from Cleveland to New Philadelphia in its totality, so if you’re feeling super adventurous, you can take your bike (or walk or even horseback) much further than Tuscarawas County. The Towpath offers a nice and even trek right beside the river. 

3.    Dundee Falls
Dundee-Wilmot RD NW

Dundee Falls is a part of the Beach City Wildlife Area. These trails can be a bit tricky to find—a little on the off beaten path, but that makes it that much more fun! They have numerous hiking trails which allows you to access both the Upper and Lower falls. Dundee Falls is truly a beautiful site to see. Make sure to check it out this spring and summer! 

4.    Camp Tuscazoar
6066 Boy Scout RD NE, Dover
www.tuscazoar.org | 330-859-2288

Camp Tuscazoar was formerly a Boy Scout Camp. They have over 600 acres of forested hills and valleys along the Tuscarawas River. Besides the great trails, did you know the Camp recently put in new Mountain Bike trails for beginners and experienced visitors? Check them out! 

5.    Atwood Lake Park
9500 Lakeview RD NE, Mineral City
www.atwoodpark.mwcd.org | 330-343-6780 

We all know you can boat and swim out at Atwood Lake Park, but they also have four miles of trails, a dog park, an observation tower, and a geocaching trail for visitors. So, take a hike then maybe cool off with a nice swim! Or, bring your fur buddy for a fun game of fetch with Fido. 

No matter your location or hiking preference-- the trails in Tuscarawas County offer something for everybody!

Photos courtesy of Andy Donaldson Photography & Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau