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


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.  

2021 Silent Auction Community Donors and Winning Bidders

Mar 23, 2021

We are so thankful for our community donors and everyone that bid on our items for the virtual silent auction.  We raised just over $2,700.00 this year through bids and private donations.  We greatly appreciate your support and the communities commitment to the Norma Johnson Center.  

Support the NJC – Virtual Silent Auction Live March 1-12, 2021

Mar 01, 2021

Our mission To promote the conservation and preservation of natural resources through education, community outreach and personal experience. Silent Auction Purpose To raise money for the Norma Johnson Center to support our mission.  2021 projects that funds raised could  be used for, but not limited to, education, events, trail build, a new ATV, bird seed, […]

Feb 22, 2021

Use caution while snow is on the trails.  Since we are experiencing snow, rain, sleet, freezing and thawing temperatures the trail surface will be changing as well. Tips for the Trail With the winter weather offering our usual Ohio variety we are reminding trail users to use caution. Tips for Trail Use  Tell someone where […]

Support the Norma Johnson Center

Feb 17, 2021

  Stay tuned for information about our auction and the items that will be up to bid.   Annual Silent Auction    We will be hosting our annual silent auction virtually this year amid Covid-19 concerns. Our auction will feature donations from local businesses, artists, and restaurants! Auction items will be listed in a special album […]

Outdoor Sanity Series – February – Winter Hike

Feb 02, 2021

Outdoor Sanity Series February is Winter Hike Month.  Get outside and spend some time at the Norma Johnson Center. Welcome to the first month of activity for our 2021 Outdoor Sanity Series.  This month we are featuring Winter Hiking.  All of our trails are open dawn to dusk everyday of the year but during the […]

Tuscarawas County Bargain Hunter features the NJC 2021 Outdoor Sanity Series

Jan 22, 2021

Check out this weeks issue of the Tuscarawas County Bargain Hunter featuring the NJC’s 2021 Outdoor Sanity Series. The article also talks about our newly created Bird Viewing Area. Get outside and explore! Thanks to Scott Daniels for reporting current events at the NJC for the community. Bargain Hunter Article