(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Looking for a quick and affordable getaway with the family, but not looking to travel far? Check out 3 of our favorite family activities right here in Tuscarawas County!
1.) Buckhorn Creek Trail
The Buckhorn Creek Trail is an 8-mile trail running from Newcomerstown to Stone Creek parallel to County Road 21 and I-77 on the site of an old C&M Railroad bed. The development of this trail was one of the early action projects in the Tuscarawas Trail and Green Space Plan. The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition has partnered with the county commissioner, area landowners, local governments, corporate partners, and volunteers to develop this green space.
Access to this trail can be done near the intersection of Bethel Hill Road and Stonecreek Road, at the intersection of Wold Road and Stonecreek Road, or where Stonecreek Road becomes College Street in Newcomerstown.
2.) J.F. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
Return to the elegance of the late 19th century by visiting the J. E. Reeves Victorian Home and its adjoining Carriage House Museum, located in Dover, Ohio. This opulent mansion, the former residence of prominent Dover industrialist, Jeremiah E. Reeves,is owned by the Dover Historical Society.
The 17 room Victorian home, topped by a third-floor ballroom, has been carefully restored by the Society to its original turn-of-the-century splendor and features the unique treasures of the original furniture and antiques that were the property of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah E. Reeves, arranged as they would have been 100 years ago. These beautiful family furnishings can be viewed as guests take a guided room by room tour of the home.
The Carriage House Museum, located behind the home, keeps its original purpose by housing an interesting collection of vehicles including the family’s original 1892 carriage, along with the family sleigh, a rare 1922 electric car, and a restored doctor’s buggy. The upstairs of the Carriage House features an exhibit celebrating Dover’s years as a canal town as well as the town’s rich history
3.) The Lynn Drive-In
The Lynn Drive-In is the oldest drive-in movie theatre in Ohio and one of the oldest in the nation, active since 1937. Equipped with two digital projectors, the Lynn is open seven days a week during their peak summer schedule.