Established in 1990, the Norma Johnson Center consists of 303 acres of land with three different trails in east central Ohio.  The Tuscarawas County Commissioners  own the entire Norma Johnson Center property.  

This nature center is open from dawn until dusk every day. 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 New Pointe Church.


News and Upcoming Events


Luminary Walk

Nov 29, 2021

The Tuscarawas County Parks Department is hosting a Luminated Trail on December 11, 2021 from 4:30-7 PM at the Norma Johnson Center starting at the Preservation Loop kiosk. Hot chocolate and cookies will be offered to attendees starting at 4:30 under the porch of the yellow pole barn located off of SR 39. The luminary […]

Jun 30, 2021

2021 Butterfly Exhibit July 8-18, Conservation Drive Under the picnic Shelter Monday through Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4 Free Crafts, Face Painting.  Concession available with items for sale. Donations accepted for entry to exhibit. Coordinates for Directions to Conservation Drive 40.512.82, -81.544111

2021 Virtual Family Fish Event

Jun 30, 2021

2021 Family Fish Event has gone Virtual July 1-18 NJC’s Family Fish Event will be virtual again this year due to weather. See our flyer below for fishing rules and more details. Follow the link to our Google Form to register. We hope to see you and your family fishing soon! https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdRLSb2LNa…/viewform… Free Family Fish […]

2021 Summer Children’s Programs Underway

Jun 11, 2021

To see a description of our summer programs as well as go to our Program page to find more information. 2021 Childrens Program Underway This week was a great kickoff to the summer children’s programs. Sophia conquered the wildflower class on Tuesday. Some of those families came to the Thursday craft event. The most amazing […]

2021 Summer Children’s Programming – Registration is a must.

May 28, 2021

2021 Summer Childrens Program Join us this summer as we offer summer Nature and craft programs.  Registration is a must! Tuesdays we offer Interacting with Nature 10-12 Thursdays will be Crafting at the NJC from 10-12 2021 Summer Program Descriptions2021 Registration Form

2021 Family Fish Event – CANCELLED Stay tuned for another fishing opportunity

May 28, 2021

UPDATE 6.18.21 The forecast is calling for storms on Saturday morning the day of our Family Fishing Event so we have decided to cancel the event.  Stay tuned, we will post information about a virtual fishing event that will take place through the month of July.  We apologize for the inconvenience but we want everyone […]

Join Us for April’s Sanity Series Events

Apr 06, 2021

April Sanity Series:  Giving Back to the Earth Join us on the trails and help spruce up the NJC by clearing trails of debris, pulling invasive honeysuckle, picking up any litter along the way and taking out what you take in.  With your help we can make the NJC a better place for our community.  […]

Painted Lady Caterpillar Cup and Kits Available for Sale Now

Mar 23, 2021

Painted Lady caterpillar cup and kits from All A Flutter Butterflies are now available for sale.  Pricing is listed below.    Pick up will begin April 5, 2021 at the Norma Johnson Center.  Payment can be made on our PayPal site or paid by cash or check the day of pickup.