Established in 1990, the Norma Johnson Center consists of 303 acres of land with three different trails in east central Ohio. Ownership of the land is divided between the Tuscarawas County Commissioners Office and the Tuscarawas County Soil and Water Conservation District, and it is overseen by the Norma Johnson Center Board Foundation. 

This nature center is open from dawn until dusk every day. While we are a membership supported organization, entry is free and open to the public. 



Our three main trails are open to the public year round, from dawn until dusk. The Johnson Loop is off Hidden Hollow Lane. Most of our programs occur in the Conservation Loop, off Conservation Drive, near the red barn. The Preservation Loop which begins by the yellow pole barn, is across from the Newpointe Church.


News and Upcoming Events


Interacting with Nature: Go Find It!

Jun 23, 2020

 This week, we are playing Go Find It, a scavenger game that is great for all ages!

Interacting with Nature Week 2: Pond Dipping

Jun 16, 2020

It’s week 2 of Interacting with Nature and we are going pond dipping! Join us as we explore the wetland for frogs, tadpoles, and macroinvertebrates!

NJC Family Fish Announced!

Jun 10, 2020

Free Family Fish Event June 19-29! Bring your family to any of the 5 ponds located at the Norma Johnson Center to fish during the parks hours of dawn to dusk between June 19-29th. Register Here: https://bit.ly/36OVwV3 See below for official Rules: -The Family Fish event officially begins June 19 and will go to June […]

Interacting with Nature: Week 1

Jun 09, 2020

Welcome to week 1 of Interacting with Nature, where we go on wildflower hike! 

DIY Litter Pick-up

Apr 16, 2020

As the weather gets warmer, more people will be coming to enjoy the center. However, our traditional litter picker cannot occur due to social distancing restrictions. Instead, if you are interested in helping to leave the trails better than how you found them, bring along a bag on your next visit. If you see any […]

Turkey Vulture!

Apr 01, 2020

  Turkey Vulture! We ask that you continue to use the trails at the Norma Johnson Center. We are amazed by how many of you have continued to come out to the trails and the fishing ponds. We would like to remind everyone continue to practice social distancing. A friend of mine shared this picture […]

A New Norm for Now

Mar 27, 2020

“Start by doing what is necessary then what is  possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~St. Francis A New Norm for Now This week has been crazy for everyone.  Our norms have been changed without our consent.  Everyone is trying their hardest to find normalcy at home with their spouses, children and work.  […]

Mar 19, 2020

  The Norma Johnson Center trails are open to the public dawn to dusk.  Dogs are welcome too but MUST be kept on a leash.  If seen off the leash the pet owner will be asked to leave.  Please be considerate of all users of the trails. Trails Open   We will be following our […]