winter hike

A Winter Hike for Outdoor Lovers

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and Tappen Lake are hosting their first annual winter hike!

Enjoying the Outdoors is brought to you in partnership with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

This February you can join MWCD staff members and fellow outdoor enthusiasts at Tappan Lake for their first annual winter hike. 

Man, boy, and dog walking across bridge on forested trail with snow

Explore hiking trails with a map of suggested routes or join MWCD staff for a guided group hike along the Deer Trail. The Guided Hike will leave the Activity Center at promptly 10:15 am. During the hiking event, warm up in the Activity Center with soups, coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies between 10 am and 1 pm. 

Activity Center 
84000 Mallarnee Rd
Deersville, OH

The event is free and registration is strongly suggested to help us have enough food for the crowd.

*Be prepared for natural surface hiking trails with moderate to steep inclines by wearing hiking shoes/boots. Bring a bottle of water. In case of snow or ice, the guided group hike may take place on the Beach Trail

See you there!

Looking Ahead

Winter Hike at Tappan Lake Park – February 11

Ohio Hunter Education Course at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – March 25

Ohio Boater Education Course at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – April 22

Ohio Boater Education Course for Kids at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – June 20

Receive program alerts straight to your phone, by texting the appropriate keyword below to 888777


The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation, and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed. The MWCD is the largest conservancy district in the state and led the effort to construct 14 dams and reservoirs. The MWCD has jurisdiction for its operations in all or portions of an 18-county area. The 18 counties wholly or partially contained in the MWCD jurisdiction are Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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