Activities & Attractions: Tuscarawas County


From golf and other outdoor recreational activities to arts and entertainment to museums and historic sites, Tuscarawas County has plenty of fun activities. Here are a few to get you started:

Schoenbrunn Village

Historic Schoenbrunn Village
It’s tough to choose from the 20-plus museums gracing Tuscarawas County, but this one, celebrating Ohio’s first settlement, is certainly special. Founded in 1772 as a Moravian mission, Schoenbrunn Village has been reconstructed to appear as it did nearly 250 years ago. (1984 E. High Avenue, New Philadelphia 44663; 800.752.2711; ohiohistory.org)

Also be sure to visit the home of the World’s Master Carver Ernest Mooney Warther and tour the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, a National Historic Landmark.


Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail / Tuscarawas River

Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail
Each year, more than 2.5 million Americans hike this iconic 85-mile trail, which runs through the heart of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, crossing through Tuscarawas, Stark, Summit and Cuyahoga counties. Want more outdoor fun? Try ziplining at Woods Tall Timber Resort, kayaking down the Tuscarawas River or visiting one of the area’s many parks. For more information, visit ohio.org.


Performing Arts Center at KSU Tuscarawas

Performing Arts Center at Kent State University Tuscarawas
This contemporary 50,000-square-foot, 1,100-seat theater at the Kent State Tuscarawas campus in New Philadelphia showcases the talents of students in productions that consistently earn them acclaim. (330 University Dr NE, New Philadelphia 44663; 330.308.6400; kent.edu/tuspac)

The Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek, and Amish Country Theatre in Walnut Creek, turn out stellar performances as well.

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