Hiking & Biking Trails at MWCD

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

Hiking & Biking Trails at MWCD Plus Bike Rodeo & Helmet Giveaway

On May 14th, Atwood Lake Park & Seneca Lake Park is having it’s much anticipated Annual Bike Rodeo and Helmet Giveaway for Children aged 5-13 years old.

At the Bike Rodeo Kids & Parents will Learn bike safety tips, complete an obstacle course, and receive a FREE bike helmet!

Meet at:

  • 4pm Atwood Lake sports courts or
  • 10am at Seneca Basketball courts or
  • 1pm at Seneca swim beach parking lot

Helmets were provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a part of the Put a Lid on It campaign. Sizes & quantities are limited- first come, first served. 

Hiking & Biking Trail Steps:

  • Choose what park you’d like to explore and check out their trails before loading up the car for an adventure!
  • Numerous Hiking Trails exist on a variety of surfaces (dirt, paved, gravel).  
  • Grab your water and hiking boots, bicycle or horse!

“Trails make our communities more livable and increase property values. They connect us to our neighbors, stores, places of interest, and even to our jobs. They improve the economy through tourism and civic improvement, preserve and restore open space, and provide opportunities for physical activity to improve fitness and mental health.” –Trails Blueprint 2019

Trail Maps:

Atwood Lake

Charles Mill Lake

Clendening Lake

Leesville Lake

Piedmont Lake

Pleasant Hill Lake

Seneca Lake

Tappan Lake

Trail Map on an App

  • If you’re new to the trails or exploring one you’ve never done before-Download the DETOUR App!
  • When hiking with littles, it may be helpful to show them a destination and how far they’ve come on the app.  It may also be good to know where restrooms are as well.
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources now offers a trails app that puts the information right at your fingertips & includes the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District trails.

Hiking Tips & Tricks

  • Use the map! The map notates how many miles each section and if it’s suitable for bikes or not- plan according to your time and energy level! Also- plan bathroom breaks.
  • Use your camera! Taking photos of plants, animals, clouds or water is fun and educational!
  • Use Sunscreen & Bug spray! Take care of your body so you can come back next weekend!
  • Use a Scavenger Hunt & binoculars on clipboard with an attached pen for kids to do (note- this will increase hike time to stop, locate, discuss and cross off items)
  • Use a wagon!  If planning to bring littles, extra clothing, fishing gear, or snacks- use a wagon!

Benefits of using Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Trails

  • Connects people to nature

  • Increases physical activity which promotes healthy living

  • Hikes can reduce stress and improve mental wellness

  • Provides community connection

Receive program alerts straight to your phone, by texting the appropriate keyword below to 888777ATWOODEVENTS
CMEVENTS
PHEVENTS
SENECAEVENTS
TAPPANEVENTS

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.

Mrs TAZ- Reporting Hiking & Biking Trails at MWCD

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