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New Philadelphia’s Boat Ramps are Officially Open.

Twenty canoeists and kayakers used the ribbon cutting ceremony as the occasion to become among the first persons to use the City’s new boat ramps on the Tuscarawas River. All reported that it was a very relaxing hour long journey from the Waterworks Park ramp to the ramp on State Route 416.

A big thank you to Horizons Incorporated for donating a van and driver to shuttle the floaters back to the Waterworks Park from the 416 ramp. The new locations will boost the county effort to have the Tuscarawas River listed as a designated waterway by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. That designation will give more publicity to our new access to the river, which in turn will bring more tourism dollars and business opportunities to New Philadelphia.