Tuscarawas County holds a bold vision for the conservation, interpretation, and development of resources throughout Tuscarawas County.

This vision is the inspiration behind the Tuscarawas County Trail & Green Space plan, which identifies more than 25 potential trail an green space projects throughout the county. This includes 92 miles of hiking and bicycle trails, 400 acres of green space, and 130 miles of scenic roadways throughout nine watershed regions.

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition is proud to work with partners across the county to develop this plan and continue growth of a connected system of public spaces and trails.

Use the link below to view the plan, and read on to learn more about ongoing projects.

Tuscarawas County Trail & Green Space Plan

Buckhorn Creek Trail

Located just outside of Newcomerstown in Tuscarawas County, the Buckhorn Creek Trail is a near five-mile section of trail built on the site of an old rail line.

Currently, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition owns and maintains this trail with support from the Tuscarawas County Parks Department and with volunteer assistance provided by the Newcomerstown Rotary and other volunteers. Many volunteer days are scheduled throughout the year and led by the Ohio & Erie Canalway to clear the trail, add signage, and more. For more on the work completed by volunteers, see below. If you are interested in assisting with volunteer efforts, please contact George Ebey.

If you are interested in visiting, the trail is accessible near the intersection of College Street and Creekside Drive in Newcomerstown.

Zoar Trail Connections

Are you a Zoar resident, visitor, or Towpath Trail user? Take a look at the Zoar Connections Plan! This plan identifies potential linkages to cultural and recreational resources within the Village of Zoar and the connection to the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Development of this plan is led by the Village of Zoar, Lawrence Township, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, Tuscarawas County Commissioners, Tuscarawas County Park Department and Zoar Wetland Arboretum.

To view the Zoar Trail Connections plan, click here.