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


Pictures for a Purpose

Nov 12, 2020

UPDATE: Nov. 16, 2020 Registration is currently full. Any further registrations will be added to the waitlist. There is no guarantee that waitlisted registrants will receive a time slot. Thank you! *** Join us for “Pictures for a Purpose” at the Norma Johnson Center! Our fall fundraiser is a family photoshoot with three photographers at […]

Fall Fest

Sep 30, 2020

  Fall Fest Cancelled for 2020 We are sorry to announce that we will not be holding our annual Fall Fest event on October 10, 2020.  We do however invite you to continue to use the trails and the fishing ponds at the NJC.  The Center is open from dawn to dusk everyday of the […]

Interacting with Nature: Butterflies

Jul 14, 2020

  This week, we are learning about butterflies! Come out to our Pollinator trail between 10 and 12, Monday through Saturday, through July 19 to see this exhibit in person. The trail is open dawn-dusk through the 19, but will be staffed Monday-Saturday 10-12.

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 […]