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.  

The nature trails are 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



Mar 24, 2023

Exploring Ticks and Tick-Borne Illness in Tuscarawas County TuscParks, New Philadelphia High School, Ohio EPA and The Ohio State University Extension have put together an event to educate our community about ticks, the diseases they carry, and ways you can prevent tick-borne infections.  A panel of experts will help answer questions and share information about […]

2023 Spruce Up the Trails at the NJC

Mar 24, 2023

TuscParks will be hosting “Spruce Up the Trails” on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Norma Johnson Center (Yellow Barn – 4033 SR 39, Dover OH 44622). We will be doing general spring cleaning along the trails by collecting litter, cleaning up fallen branches, etc. TuscParks will provide basic hand tools, […]

NJC 5K “Follow the Flock” Trail Run & Walk

Feb 01, 2023

2023 5K Norma Johnson Center “Follow the Flock” Trail Run & Walk May 27, 2023 9:30am TuscParks is excited to offer a 5K race/walk through the trails of the Norma Johnson Center located outside of Dover Ohio on May 27, 2023 at 9:30am. Cost will be $40 for ages 13 and older and $30 for […]

2023 Winter Hike February 11th, 10am to Noon

Feb 01, 2023

TuscParks Winter Hike 2023 February 11 from 10am to Noon These young ladies pictured above have been coming to the Winter Hike for many years.  Making memories! Dover−TuscParks will be hosting a Winter Hike at the Norma Johnson Center on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This free event has been funded by […]

Upcoming Luminary Trail Walk at NJC

Nov 01, 2022

Upcoming Luminary walk at NJC December 10, 2022 from 4:30-7PM TuscParks will be hosting the rescheduled “Luminary Trail Walk” at the Norma Johnson Center, located off of State Route 39 between Dover and Sugarcreek on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 4:30-7:00pm.  The luminary trail walk will begin at the Preservation Loop Kiosk next to the […]

2022 Family Fishing Day

Jun 01, 2022

  + Free Family Fish Event June 18! Bring your family to any of the Preservation Ponds located at the Norma Johnson Center behind the yellow pole barn off of SR 39 to participate in our family fish event.  This event will be cancelled if it rains.   Registration will take place at the event from […]

May – Homeschool Wednesday

May 03, 2022

“I love being in the woods during the Spring.  So much is happening and can be discovered.” Above is a damselfly nymph that was taken from the wetland.   TuscParks Homeschool Wednesday – May Event TuscParks Homeschool Wednesday in May will be at the  Norma Johnson Center, May 11, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am. This […]

Birding with Kramer

Apr 27, 2022

    Local birder, Dan Kramer will be our host during the “Birding with Kramer” three part series.  We will meet at the different areas of TuscParks throughout the county.  At the different sites we will hike the trails to explore the birds who live there!  Binoculars are strongly suggested but not required.    Birding […]