On Easter Sunday I ended up in Zoar, Ohio, a little village with an interesting history. I happened to stumble upon the only bed and breakfast in the village that was open and had vacancies despite it being Easter. Just from the bright teal door and the purple exterior, I knew these accommodations were far superior and more comfortable then my hotel in Canton the night before.
The Zoar School Inn was originally Zoar’s first schoolhouse built in 1836. Once a newer school was built in 1868, the old schoolhouse was turned into a residence and much later, an inn. It had four private bedrooms with simple yet beautiful décor. The innkeepers practiced the tradional European Custom of not wearing shoes around the house. So I respectfully wandered about the inn in my socks.
As fate would have it, the bed and breakfast was run by a couple who were of Polish decent. They were very hospitable. After walking all day in the rain, I was tired and pretty hungry. They fixed me a traditional Polish Easter soup with some additional trimmings. I wasn’t expecting such a wonderful Easter feast, especially not one inspired by my native land. We talked for awhile as I shared some brief stories from the Trail before I returned to my clean and welcoming room to rest for the evening.
The next morning, I enjoyed a delicious feast of a breakfast before biding the owners farewell. Before leaving Zoar, I decided to walk around the village to take some pictures and learn more about its history.
After I covered most of the village, I headed out towards New Philadelphia where I settled down in last evening. I’ll be taking a day to rest before continuing my journey. I’m excited to visit some of the most historical and significant places related to the Lenape Indians in the Tuscarawas County.