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The Zoar Wetland is located in northern Tuscarawas County near the historic Village of Zoar.  It is a natural wetland ecosystem with a 30-acre shallow marsh and 50 acres of woodland.  Our volunteers maintain two miles of trails and all other interpretive features. Our mission is to interpret the history and natural features of the Zoar Wetland through education and recreation

Current Events

June 12,13,14, 8am to 4pm - Annual Garage Sale: Take Exit 93 to Zoar and shop at our annual "Picnic Shelter" sale. Everything has been donated by our friends to help support the wetland.  On your way through Zoar make sure to stop at all the sales on this annual village-wide garage sale weekend.

When your done "Sale'ing" in Zoar drive back to Bolivar and take part in the annual Bolivar Strawberry Festival.  Hometown food, fun, and festivities for the whole family.

June 17, 5pm - Guided Nature Walk at Zoar Wetland: What kind of tree is that? How do I use a field guide for flowers or birds? What is native vs invasive all about? Join Pam at the picnic shelter at 5:00 for a guided hike through the wetland and get these and many other questions answered.  This hike is part of the "Fit Youth Initiative Summer Walking Program" celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year.  Bring a field guide, binoculars (if you have them), bug repellant, and your curiosity for a casual stroll through a natural wetland. 

Wear long pants and shoes, shorts and sandals are not suitable.  Hike will last at least an hour, maybe longer if the group agrees.

June 21, - Beyond the Fences of Zoar: Garden Tours and Symposium - Hosted by the Zoar Community Association.  Follow the link to reserve a place at this semi-annual garden tour.  The Zoar Wetland is pleased to be presenting "Beneficial Insects" as one of the sessions. 

June 30, 5pm - Guided hike on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail:  Meet at Fort Laurens State Memorial for a hike down the towpath towards Zoar and discover the history, economy, and personal stories of the building and operation of this important transportation route.  Pam from the Zoar Wetland will be leading the hike.  This hike is part of the "Fit Youth Initiative Summer Walking Program" celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year.  Wear long pants and shoes, shorts and sandals are not suitable.  Hike will last at least an hour, maybe longer if the group agrees.

 

Tuscarawas County Questing

 New in 2014, follow a set of rhyming clues through the wetland and discover the stories that make it special.

A special thanks to Becka at the ZCA for setting up this exciting new trail activity.

For more information, maps, and Questing Clues follow this link to the Ohio and Erie Canalway.

Available April 15 thru Nov 15

 

Visitors have been setting and finding hidden caches at the wetland for several years.

We invite you to discover this fun outdoor hobby by linking to the blogsite and following the local  coordinates.  Please add your cache find to the blog.

New to Geocaching?
Learn all about it here

 

Wetland Profile

The volunteers, donors, and Trustees of the Zoar Wetland have worked for 16 years to improve the park for all of our visitors.  We know that having a place where one can connect to the sights and sounds of nature in their own neighborhood is important.  A short walk on a shady trail with birdsong is one of the simple joys to lift the spirits.

The wetland is an easy drive from the communities of Dover/New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Zoar, and the Canton area.  Our trails are short and easy to walk for all ages and abilities. 

Have a lunch hour?  Come relax in the shelter or take a short walk. 
Want to finish that book? Bring a chair and relax undisturbed in the shade of trees. 
Need to train for a marathon? jog our wide trails. 
Need to entertain the kids for an afternoon? Bring a yard game or fishing poles and take your time. 
Need some quiet time to process a personal issue? step into the woods and relax on a trail bench to figure it out. 

Whatever your need you can come to the wetland and enjoy the beauty of nature close to home.

Wetland open year round, dawn to dusk.  Please, no vehicles on trails and no overnight camping

Zoar Wetland Printable Trail Guide - pdf format, print in landscape mode

Explore the entire Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Cleveland to Zoar  Map

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like more information before visiting the Zoar Wetland please send an email to the contact below. 

Telephone
330-484-1486
Postal Address
PO Box 646, Zoar OH 44697
Street address
434 W Fifth Street, Zoar OH 44697    Map to Zoar   Map to Wetland
E-mail
nature@zoarwetland.org
 

 

   

 

 

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Last modified: 06/05/14