Ohio Department of Natural Resources has created and oversees a state designated water trail program. This program encourages public access development and maintenance along rivers and around reservoirs, promotes outdoor recreation use in the form of kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding, while increasing awareness of paddling safety and environmental health. For information about the water trails program, visit watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/watertrails.
The MWCD is currently working with Rural Action's Huff Run Mud Run Office to have the Tuscarawas River designated as a State Water Trail to highlight the invaluable resource that is a vital part of the overall Muskingum River Watershed. Organizations throughout Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Coschocton Counties are creating and maintaining safe river access areas for people to take canoes and kayaks onto the river.
For more information about what a water trail is and the benefits of a designated water trail, see the Water Trails Fact Sheet.
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