Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery Offers Adventures on Ohio’s Tuscarawas River

Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery offers a variety of activities and adventures that allow you to enjoy Ohio’s scenic Tuscarawas River in Tuscarawas County. Don’t let the name deceive you—there’s so much more than just canoeing available from Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery. Adventures await you on the water or on land!

As the name implies, canoeing on the Tuscarawas River is an incredibly popular activity in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. People travel from all over the state and beyond to enjoy this peaceful, scenic area near Amish country. To help you make the most of your trip, and to truly enjoy your time on the water, Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery limits the number of canoes they allow on the water at one time. Their motto is “More Wilderness ~ Less People,” and this limitation is one way they’re working to accomplish this. You can soak in the serenity of the beautiful Bolivar, Ohio area with members of your party and very few others.

During the summer months, you can also take advantage of Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery’s sunset canoeing. In June, July, and August, on the Saturday that is closest to the full moon, you can begin your trip on the Tuscarawas River at 7pm. Enjoy an evening adventure with the sunset on the water, then take part in an old-fashioned hotdog roast complete with s’mores! The sunset canoe trip is a perfect romantic getaway for couples or a fun-filled family activity.

If you’d prefer an even more solitary experience on the Tuscarawas River, then kayaking may be the best option for you. With the variety of available options, you can take as much time as you’d like enjoying your trip—from two hours to two days! If you choose to extend your stay on the river overnight, Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery offers complimentary usage of their primitive campground to anyone who paddles with them.

Perhaps it’s a more relaxing trip down the Tuscarawas River you’re looking for? Try a tubing adventure! Rent your tube from Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery, take a quick ride upstream on their shuttle, then gently float your way back to the rental and parking area. There’s no better way to beat Ohio’s summer heat than a trip down the Tuscarawas River and letting the water do all the work.

If you’re looking to keep your feet dry and on solid ground, but still want to enjoy the lovely Tuscarawas River area, be sure to check out the biking and hiking packages available through Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery. There are a number of trails that range all over the nearby area, including Ohio’s Buckeye Trail, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, and the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor. You will find more than seventy miles of trails and paths to explore that are perfect for biking, hiking, running, or just a leisurely stroll. Imagine an autumn adventure, surrounded by this scenic wilderness as fall colors begin to emerge and the sound of the river flowing nearby!

Every trip that begins at Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery is an adventure. For each of the different adventures they offer, there are multiple packages available for both individuals and groups. Whether you choose one activity or combine them to customize your own adventure, the possibilities are endless.

Begin your adventure online at or call 330.874.2002 to make a reservation (recommended for individuals and groups). Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery will make your time in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and on the Tuscarawas River a memorable experience that you will want to repeat many times.

Bolivar’s NTR Canoe Livery
11358 State Route 212 NE
PO Box 203
Bolivar, Ohio 44612
Phone: 330.874.2002

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