Hiking & Biking Trails
With 38,000 acres of land, much of which is open for public access, trail systems are increasing in popularity at the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) reservoirs.
The MWCD lakes offer numerous self-contained loop trails at Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Seneca, and Tappan Lake Parks. Atwood Lake Park also offers a new biking trail connection and scenic bridge.
In addition, Tappan Lake is the regional headquarters for the Buckeye Trail Association, a scenic hiking trail system that touches every corner of the state and is more than 1,440 miles long. Trail supporters routinely camp at the Buckeye Trail Barn at a near Tappan Lake and spend days, weekends, and weeks on trail maintenance activities.
Buckeye Trail Barn at Tappan Lake