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



Jan 07, 2022

Of the new hires, Jesse Rothacher says “I am really happy we were able to keep Marsha – she has the pulse of our community and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Craig is skilled, resourceful, and loves the outdoors. Your trails are in good hands.” The Tuscarawas County Commissioners and Park Department […]

Luminary Trail Walk rescheduled to January 22, 2022 from 5-7pm has been CANCELLED

Dec 20, 2021

“This is a magical trail experience for the whole family.  This is one of the few opportunities to experience the Center at night and take in the outdoors on a brisk wintery evening.”   Cancelled Event “Luminary Trail Walk at the Norma Johnson Center” We are saddened to report that we will need to cancel […]

Luminary Walk

Nov 29, 2021

Due to the high wind advisory this event is cancelled but we plan to host the Luminary Trail Walk in the near future.  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 […]

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 […]