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Near Zoar in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trailhead

Canal Lands Park

 
 
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By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
1. Trailhead Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to Canal Lands Park. This part of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail is operated by the Tuscarawas Co. Commissioners. Trail access is down the path in front of this sign. Going north (left on the towpath) you will see the remains of four lift locks and the foundations of canal structures. This 3.5 mile stretch ends at I-77. Going south (right on towpath) takes you about two miles to State Route 800 at Zoarville.

The canal here opened to traffic in 1828, taking passengers and cargo north to Cleveland, and later, south to the Ohio River. Canal boats were pulled by mules or horses using this towpath.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 36.421′ N, 81° 25.591′ W. Marker is near Zoar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is at the intersection of Dover Zore Road NE (County Road 82) and Towpath Road Northeast (County Road 111), on the right when traveling north on Dover Zore Road NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8645 Dover Zoar Rd NE, Zoar OH 44697, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio and Erie Canal (within shouting

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By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
2. Trailhead Marker
distance of this marker); Welcome To Zoar (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cow Barn Foundation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Zoar Town Hall / Zoar and The Ohio & Erie Canal (approx. half a mile away); Zoar Village (approx. half a mile away); Zoar Garden (approx. half a mile away); Oldest Building in Zoar (approx. 0.6 miles away); Zoar Meeting House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zoar.
 
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By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
3. Trailhead Marker
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By TeamOHE, April 26, 2020
4. Trailhead Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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