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


Essay contest winners announced

Feb 20, 2020

Essay Contest WInners Congratulations to our essay contest winners. Our first place winner is Kortlynn Miller, who is homeschooled. Our second place essay is Arizela Tecum-Box, from Dover Avenue Elementary School. Both winners will be invited to the Norma Johnson Center Annual Dinner to read their essays and enjoy the night.   

Thankful for the Community Support in 2019

Jan 15, 2020

It is hard to believe that 2019 has come and gone and we are once again ever so grateful for the outstanding support from our community members and area foundations.   We continue to search for funding for the accessible trail and by doing so have made strides in our efforts to complete this great addition […]

Winter Hike 2020

Jan 13, 2020

Winter Hike 2020 Join us February 8 from 10-12 and hike the marked trails at the Norma Johnson Center.  We will have 3 trails marked to help you along your adventure.  Join us after your hike for hot chocolate and soup. The Basic Loop (pink) – Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the pond and through […]

2020 Essay Contest Announced

Jan 06, 2020

We are announcing our 2020 essay contest today! The prompt is: Nature is all around us. Pick a sense and describe an outdoor experience with it.This can be from your point of view or a plant or animal’s point of view. For example: describing a hummingbird’s sense of taste when it is eating nectar. The rules are […]