What 2 Do Before Back2School

Open every night, see a movie at the drive-in for $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 11 when accompanied by an adult and free for children younger than 5.


1. Drive-in movie at Lynn Auto Theater

Open every night, see a movie at the drive-in for $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 5 to 11 when accompanied by an adult and free for children younger than 5.

2. Canoeing on the Tuscarawas

The number of people on the river at one time is limited, so reservations are suggested. This ensures a quality experience for everyone, and it means more wilderness and fewer people, creating a memorable eco-adventure on the Tuscarawas River. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, camping, fishing and more!

Canoeing options:
Trip 1: 6 miles Average time: two hours, $21
Trip 2: 8.5 miles Average time: three hours, $26
Trip 3: 14.5 miles Average time: six hours, $34 (10 a.m. only)



3. Minigolf at Sluggers and Putters

Play 19 action-packed holes through glistening waterfalls, lush gardens and the Emerald City. The entire family will love this championship course. Putt with all of your friends from “The Wizard of Oz” and Mother Goose.

This is a great way to spend some quality time with your family. The cost per game ranges from $3.75 to $6.75. Add $1 for ages 11 and older on Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. to closing. Children younger than 2 play for free with a paid adult.

The last T-off time for minigolf is
45 minutes before closing.


4. Biking on the Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail

This park encompasses the 25-mile Stark County portion of the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, which extends north to Cleveland and south to New Philadelphia.

The trail and bordering parklands follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal through beautiful deciduous forests and rural and urban landscapes. The shady, flat terrain parallels the Tuscarawas River.

5. Adventure Days at Nickajack Farms

For $5 per person, you will have access to the Discovery Barn, Farmer Joe’s barnyard animals, Rascals Round Up, games, karts, teepee and the playground. While there, make sure to tour the horse education center. Guests younger than 18 can add a pony ride for $5. These adventure days are held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 5 and 12 at Farmer Joe’s Barnyard at Nickajack Farms.


6. Hiking at Walborn Reservoir

Walborn Reservoir encompasses more than 1,852 total acres (1,235 in Stark County) and provides the perfect escape for hikers.

Quiet trails travel through pine woods, brushlands, and oak and hickory forests.




7. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at the North Canton Playhouse

The most beloved tale of all time comes to life on the stage as Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled yellow brick road in “The Wizard of Oz.”

Showing July 31 through August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Canoeing on the Tuscarawas
Open every day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NTR Canoe Livery, 11358 state Route 212 NE, Bolivar

Lynn Drive-In Theater
Call or visit website for movies and showtimes.
At the junction of state Route 21 and U.S. Route 250 in Strasburg.

Nickajack Farms
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
2955 Manchester Ave. NW, Lawrence Twp.

Sluggers & Putters
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
333 Lafayette Dr., Canal Fulton

Towpath Trail
Trailheads close at 9 p.m.
Various parking along trail.

Walborn Reservoir
Price St. parking lot closes at 9 p.m.
11324 Price St. NE, Lexington Twp.

‘The Wizard of Oz’
525 Seventh St. NE, North Canton

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass