Midwest Living Review
This is one of the best-run liveries we've ever seen, offering canoeing, kayaking, tubing, camping and fishing along the Tuscarawas River. The canoes are high quality, the life jackets are new and the office is uniquely located in a bus. Paddlers can choose from among three trip lengths, ranging in average float time from two to six hours. The early parts of the six-mile float we took were quiet, but near the end paddlers pass near the interstate. It's an enjoyable experience on a shallow river without the thrills of fast-moving spots or sandbar exploration and a nice way to spend time if you're spending the night in nearby Zoar. The livery normally closes at 6 p.m., but on the summer Saturdays closest to the full moon, it opens for sunset floats and hot dog roasts. Groups of 10 or more can also schedule sunset floats on other nights. Overnight camping is available at the livery, but know that there is no running water and the bathrooms are of the portable variety. Visitors can also fish along the river here, reeling in small and largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish.