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Towpath Trail Peace Park

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· Bolivar, Ohio
2 acres
4 sites
4 Tent
Primitive tent camping on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, Tuscarawas River Water Trail, and the Great American Rail Trail! Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the towpath trail ten miles south of Canton, Ohio, and 1.5 miles west of I-77 exit 93 on Scenic Byway Rt 212 in beautiful Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The Peace Park is designed for bikers, hikers, dog walkers, and anyone traveling through to book a campsite even if anyone isn't available to meet and greet. Campers, once booked may go to an available campsite and set up camp. Dog-friendly, handicapped-accessible Porta-Jon with hand sanitizer shared electricity for charging phones, pristine aquifer water, picnic tables, fire-pits, fireside benches, birds, butterflies, lightning bugs, wild turkey, deer, and other wildlife are often seen. Please note: We're located on a section of the Ohio-Erie Canal Scenic Byway, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, and a 90-degree corner with a slight slope that causes trucks to downshift brake, we recommend bringing earplugs if you're a light sleeper!
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Bolivar, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Joe R.Joined in March 2019
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140 ratings · 113 reviews
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Brad H.recommends
October 9, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Towpath Fun
This was our second time staying here and it was just as great as the first. Wanted to come back for Fall camping to see the beautiful area around the river. Joe was once again an excellent host. We will be back!
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Zack R.recommends
September 30, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Great Spot, Great Host
My stay at Peace Park was great! Joe is an excellent host, very welcoming and full of knowledge about the area’s history. I’d planned on staying here during my ride down the OE Canal but didn’t make any actual reservations. Upon arrival, I just rang the doorbell and Joe sprung into action. Very low key site, there are neighbors to be mindful of which didn’t bother me at all. I stayed on a weeknight pretty late in the season (last week of September) and was the only camper there. Doesn’t seem like the place to have a camp party or be blasting music. The neighborhood coyotes were a joy to hear at night. There is a active railway pretty close by so if that bothers you, you’ve been warned. Sounds like Joe has a lot of improvements to the site in the works. Will definitely recommend this site to friends, and look forward to visiting again if I’m ever back on the OE Canal. Thanks Joe!!!
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Christopher R.recommends
September 24, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Hip 'Historical' Camp
We enjoyed wandering the pathway adjacent to the cam area. Joe has quite a historical site on and around his property. Ask him about the local significance...
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Amie H.recommends
September 18, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
I loved the quiet space, close to nature but not too far from town we could get things we forgot. The train is a little annoying but doesn’t bother me as I grew up with the noise.
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Deano C.recommends
September 10, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Great time tent camping at joes campground right on an amazing trail he delivered us wood was super nice and very knowledgeable about the trails and land
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Leanne K.recommends
August 28, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Joe, was amazing, helpful and super knowledgeable of the area. I stayed 2 nights just needed a quiet quick getaway and this was the spot. Campsites are clean, safe and easily accessible. Each site has a nice picnic table and fire pit. I will definitely be back. This weekend was everything I had hoped for and more. Thank you Joe..
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Carol T.
August 28, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
There were a few good features at this campsite - it was close to the towpath for a nice walk (or bike-ride), the ground was flat enough for 2 tents in one site, the porta-potty was large and pleasant, and there was water available (we didn't use it, but I appreciate it was there), and a nice fire ring. The host was genial and helpful when a light on the shed kept coming on and disrupting our quiet campfire. I didn't realize the site was so close to both the road, and the host's house and the neighbor's house. There was traffic all night, a train passed by which drowned out the cicadas and there were lights on both houses. If you are looking for something secluded - this is not it, and it wasn't clear from the pictures how close everything was. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, and it was reasonably priced, but I prefer more seclusion.
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Mark J.recommends
August 19, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Convenient stop over.
Super convenient place to stop over. Never got a chance to meet the owner but they were very accommodating.
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Deidre M.
August 1, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Towpath Bikepack Campsite
The campsite is extremely convenient to the Towpath and we were bikepacking so it was a perfect location. I appreciated having a picnic and campfire ring onsite. The host was kind and friendly, but a little too chatty, coming to our campsite on both days and spending 30 min rambling is overkill friendliness. The Port-o-Potty was undesirable. The date of the last cleaning was over two weeks prior. We peed in the woods.
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Brad H.recommends
July 31, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Probably the best little hidden gem in the entire state of Ohio. Stayed 2 nights and would have liked to stay 2 weeks. The owner Joe is a very remarkable person that has a vast knowledge of the area. He has plenty of interesting stories to tell. He also makes the place very welcoming to all races , genders. What a great weekend. Clean campsites and priced very friendly for any budget. Directly on the Topath and just a few minutes walk to the canoe livery. Tremendous experience. We will be back.
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David B.recommends
July 25, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Peace Park is conveniently located next to the towpath. Joe, the land owner is very friendly and helpful! It is a rustic campsite with a porta-potty and a hose for running water. I felt safe staying there.
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Randy M.recommends
July 17, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Had a great time there! Joe is very friendly and helpful! Will definitely be stopping by to stay there again soon! All the other campers there were really nice and friendly people.
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Rochelle B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Camping for our anniversary!
Joe was a fantastic host! My husband and I enjoyed the history tour. There were 3 other campers there and there were plenty of sites for us to have our space. We will definitely be returning!
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Ava K.recommends
July 10, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Joe came out to greet us and was super friendly and explained the history of the property. The place was super well set up with trash cans, a portapotty, drinking water, and an outlet. The sites are perfect for tent camping and the location was easy to find. The nearby road stays pretty busy overnight and there is a train that ran as well. It was a really nice campsite and you can see the work Joe puts in!
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Matthew B.recommends
July 8, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Another great experience at Peace Park. There is no better location for bike camping so close to the Towpath. Be sure to check out Lockport Brewery and Sublime Barbecue nearby.
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Bailey And Phil M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Great camping and location!
The host was great and well versed in the history of this property. It is right next to a bike trail and has some cool camp spots. I had a great night's sleep ... but must mention the one train. The horn was very loud but brief and I don't mind the sound of trains in the background while camping. Overall it was a great place to stay!
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Robert S.recommends
June 25, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Joe was very friendly and easy going! His camping lot is small but it really gives a good feel for the area!
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Adrian B.
June 22, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Only place to really camp was buggy and no place to hang a hammock anywhere on the campground.
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Scott E.recommends
June 19, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Bikepack Camp
Great property that is well maintained. Could never be overcrowded the way Joe has this setup. Electricity and a bathroom to boot and less than a mile to restaurants and a convenient. Joes care and enthusiasm for what he has going here is super apparent and he’s the nicest guy as well. Oh, and he supplies firewood, something a bikepacker can’t exactly bring along. Only negative would be that currently there’s only a few hammock spots and the site closest to the trail can be a little loud until it’s pretty late. Definitely not something that would keep me from using this spot again. Five starts Joe, nice job!
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Sydney E.recommends
June 19, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Family camping
He was an amazing host with a lot of history about the property. He was very helpful. Water. Wood. And toilets. There is a river near by and it’s beautiful. Fishing.
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Jason B.recommends
June 17, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Bikepacking
Have been twice and great host both times. He truly cares about the area and enjoys having people stay. Would highly recommend!!
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Cody R.recommends
June 5, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Family friendly camping
Joe was an awesome host! We felt welcome from the jump and he even came out to give us the history of the area! Awesome spot family and pet friendly :)
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Jesse C.recommends
June 4, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Great place to stop and rest for a couple days! Joe was very accommodating and has a wealth of knowledge about the area's rich history. I enjoyed some beautiful sunsets though the trees at the edge of the neighbor's field.
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Amber G.recommends
May 30, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
GREAT for cyclists. Not remote.
This is a great site if you're a cyclist- it's right on the towpath, and near lots of breweries within cycling distance. If you're looking for a quiet, remote spot with privacy, this is not quite your jam. It's a beautiful space, but all sites are close together and right next to a busy road, the tow path, and working train tracks. Joe and Kyle are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. If when you book, you tell Joe you want to hang a hammock, he will accommodate that. He is a great conversationalist and offers many great amenities at this site, such as ample dry firewood for sale (at a great price!), nearby and easily accessible power outlets, nearby and easily accessible water hose, and nearby porta potty. Parking is also very close to the campsites, but they are next to a slope. If you have mobility problems, ask for photos to gauge the walkway from parking to the campsites. There is a picnic table and fire ring at each campsite. Joe will work with you to make your stay enjoyable; he is on-site and immediately answered all of my questions and gave great recommendations for hiking trails and historical points of interest nearby (like the town of Zoar). I recommend this site, especially if you are a cyclist. It is not a private spot - it is clearly intended to cater to active campers looking to explore the area, and to cyclists stopping for the night along the towpath. I had a lovely experience and will undoubtedly return.
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Sarah S.recommends
May 26, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
We really enjoyed our stay on Joe's land. Everything was really well set up and well maintained. Joe met us when we arrived and gave us some history on the land and its surrounding areas. The property itself is right next to a trail and was really great for exploring. Joe was a really great host, helped us with getting firewood and we got meet his daughter and their puppy. Communicated with us the whole way and was really helpful with any questions we had. There is a train that runs nearby so if you're a light sleeper just bring some ear plugs and you'll be all set. For our first time with HIPCAMP this was a great experience, would definetly come visit again.
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Georg K.recommends
May 15, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Great host! All very uncomplicated. Fantastic BBQ place in town!
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Aine D.recommends
May 14, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Everything went well! Joe was (is) so very kind … absolutely helpful as I was still re-learning how to “camp.” Really enjoyed his conversations, and not just because we have a military experience in common. Campgrounds were pristine. Every effort was made ~ thoughtfulness and compassion on Joe’s part ~ to set the grounds up for quiet, privacy, serenity. Something he’d not planned: the stunning full moon. And the amazing company of a lovely thru-biker from Austria. Not only that, but the Tow Path and hiking into charming Bolivar and the kindness of the people there. I cannot say what a gift it all was. Simply joyful! . So I thoroughly intend to come back. In the Fall maybe? Very, very satisfied.
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Molly C.recommends
May 1, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Within an hour’s drive of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Towpath Peace Park was perfect for our weekend getaway. We really appreciated Joe’s hospitality, knowledge of local history, and the careful touches in the details of the camp setup (clean, well/lighted port-a-potty; recycling bins; good deal on firewood). It’s clear Joe is a passionate and caring person who loves hosting as much as we love camping. Bonus: because the Peace Park is dog-friendly, we got to bring our hound on his first camping trip! Plenty of smells!
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Scott F.recommends
April 27, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
ALWAYS A GREAT STAY !!!
As usual I had a great time at towpath trail peace park ! It is always a nice place to be , so much to do in the nature around this area. Always a great time to just talk with Joe as well. Joe has quite the passion for the outdoors and he loves to share his property and knowledge of the area with his campers.
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Kel M.
April 26, 2022
Peace Park Campsites on the Towpath
Nice spot with simple amenities. The train at night was a bit loud.
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