The Norma Johnson Center (NJC) is a 303-acre nature area – open to the public 365 days of the year from dawn to dusk. Activities you could enjoy at the NJC include: bird watching, dog walking, fishing, hiking, and photography. The Center also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.The Preservation Loop (1.23 miles) is located at the Main Entrance off SR 39 by the Yellow Pole Barn. This loop features rolling hills and scenic views of the surrounding area. Two ponds are located on this loop: 1) behind the Yellow Pole Barn (with a handicap accessible dock), and 2) at the end of the Maple Trail.The Johnson Loop (1.31 miles) is located on Hidden Hollow Lane off SR 39. This is the best kept secret at the NJC and contains Norma's favorite spot. This loop features two ponds, open fields, wooded sections, and blackberry bushes galore.The Conservation Loop (1.23 miles) is located off County Road 139 (Old SR 39) at the end of Conservation Drive. This location has the public restrooms, picnic shelter, and the historic red barn. This loop offers wooded and open areas, bluebird box trails, conservation land labs, a pond, three walking bridges, a suspension bridge, wetland, amphitheater, floating observation deck, and observation blind.The Norma Johnson Center is a collaborative effort of the Norma Johnson Conservation Center (Tuscarawas County Soil & Water District) and the Norma J. Johnson Nature Preserve (Tuscarawas County Commissioners, Park Department).
Features & Amenities
Parking (3976 SR 39 NW, Conservation Dr., Hidden Hollow Ln.) and Restrooms (Conservation Dr.)
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