Canal Lands Park
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 16 times this year. 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 Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.