Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Bolivar to Zoarville

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Bolivar, Ohio

Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath: Bolivar to Zoarville is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bolivar, Ohio that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length11.1 miElevation gain190 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingRunningForestRiverHistoric site
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Stark County Park District 330-353-2377

The only lot for this section is near the middle at Zoar. (N40 36.426 W81 25.600)

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Guinevere Steensen
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Hiking

Compacted gravel. A little bit hilly and drop-off sides at bits. The river was lovely. Mostly a quiet ride and not too crowded on a Saturday. Would do it again. We did have a kid bike trailer and we were okay.

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Lori Sweet
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Daryn Waligora
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Hiking

Great trail, well maintained. Amazing scenery and follows the river for the most part.

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Miranda Yacono
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Road biking

Beautiful stretch of the Towpath. It wasn’t very busy today but I have noticed how packed it is on weekends.

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Charlie Pierce
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David Roll
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Hiking

Mid October ride was beautiful with the leaves along the trail.

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David Larson
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Mountain bikingOff trail
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Mark Nekic
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Hiking

Trail conditions were fine, but otherwise the only redeeming quality of this portion of the Canalway/Towpath is that it was the last part of my section hike of the whole trail. This section is MONOTONOUS! Perhaps OK on a bike, but to hike it as an out and back of 11.25 miles was not fun.

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Traci C
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Hiking

Mostly fine gravel and a very flat, easy trail. Ft. Laurens is a litle piece of history and so are the canal locks and worth learning about as you walk the grounds. Well-traveled trail, especially bikes. Swamp, Tusc River, turtles, chipmunks, squirrels, birds. I have biked, kayaked and hiked this trail/waterway. Nice area.

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Beatrice Flett
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Hiking

Great walk! Has things to see that motivate you.

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Joe Rinehart
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I hike this section of the Towpath Trail often and love the history of Fort Laurens, the canal and Zoar, Ohio. Lock 7 is a great place to take a break and sit on the bench and relax. This section of the trail is very clean because the Bolivar - Zoar Rotary club has adapted it. They are presently developing a park at the Canal Lands trailhead which also connects to Zoar Lake trail.

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Dean Nelson
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Mountain biking

Very enjoyable trail. Very narrow tight path which I like. Lots of historic canal ruins and locks.. Close to the River. Great bar and food joint at turn around!!

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Anthony Margo
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Great trail, plenty to see.

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Buck Davich
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Great trail! Clean paths

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Erica Monahan Clifton
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Hiking

great path for easy walk and with dog. nice and shaded and not crowded.

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Charles Lisle
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I did this yesterday it's a good ride with a couple of technical area's which were a short severe incline and desent but there is by passes around them other than that it's an easy ride.

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Denny Williams
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Well kept flat quiet trail. My wife and I enjoy the section from Ft Laurens to Zoar.

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Jeff Burdette
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Hiking

Well kept trail for hiking. The locks and history panels are very interesting. Also take time to visit historic Zoar and Fort Laurens museum.

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Alex R.
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Hiking

Was washed out but went back and they fixed it

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Stephanie Volkert
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Walking

Nice quiet trail! Lots of turtles to see!

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Tiffany Myers
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Have biked and hiked from the Zoar end to the Fort Laurens park many times because I live ten minutes from here....Clean pretty

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Kelly Gove
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James Gove
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Gina Lloyd
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Dawn Taylor
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Tim McConaha
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Sara Lynn
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Tim McConaha
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Tim McConaha
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Tim McConaha
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