Upcoming Events . . .

Directions to BTA Barn at Tappan Lake (83949 Beale Road, Cadiz OH)

Location: Take I-77 to US-250 east (just south of New Philadelphia). Follow US-250 past Tappan Dam almost to the end of the lake. There is a causeway with a sign that reads "Tappan Lake Park". Turn right (this road would also take you to Deersville). Approximately 3.1 miles from the US-250 turnoff is Beall Rd. on the right. Follow this dead-end road (be sure to take the left leg not the right curve) and go a total of 1.3 mi. to where it ends at the BTA Barn down a long gravel driveway.

Contact: Mary Hamilton at

2017 EVENTS

Link to Meetup Events


Find even more events on and off the Buckeye Trail hosted by our local chapters and other BTA groups at... http://www.meetup.com/pro/buckeyetrail/

 

 

Aug. 18-20, 2017

BTA Board Retreat

Location: BTA Barn near Deersville OH. See directions at the top of the page.

Contact: President

Aug. 26-27, 2017

Work Party to Build a Shelter in the West Union Section

Location: Mike Vogel's property Georgetown, OH 45121.

Camping: We will camp at Mike's property. A BTA sign will be placed at W. Fork Rd .2 mile south of Delhi Arnheim Rd, This will be very primitive camping with no facilities.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Trail Management Team

Sept. 9-11, 2017

St. Marys - Newport

Description: Construction of box steps at the site of the Newport BTA Bridge washout on the Miami and Erie Canal towpath just west of point 10 on the March 2014 St. Marys Section map. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Lake Loramie State Park Campground. Camping GPS coordinates 40.36043, -84.35867

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

September 13, 2017 at 7:00PM

REI Force of Nature

Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story

Location: Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse at 3055 Indianola Ave., Columbus OH

Sponsor: REI in Columbus is sponsoring this special event as part of their commitment to creating opporunities for women to spend more time outdoors.

Description: Join us at Studio 35 for a viewing of "Trail Magic: The Grandma Gatewood Story" produced by Eden Valley Enterprises. Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. She also was a founding member of the Buckeye Trail Association. "Trail Magic" is her story. Come early and grab a beverage! A Q & A will take place after the movie

Admission: Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8.00. All ticket sales will benefit the Buckeye Trail Association.

September 16, 2017 at 7:00PM

Hike at Hocking Hills State Park

Location: 9:00AM - Meet at the Visitor's Center at Hocking Hills State Park, 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH

Description: The Central Ohio chapter of the BTA will lead a 6-mile rugged hike from Visitor's Center past Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and return on Upper Gorge trail. A shorter trail will be offered for those who do not want to hike the entire 6-miles.
This hike follows the movie "Trail Magic" about Grandma Emma Gatewood who was the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and was a founding member of the Buckeye Trail Association. There is a plaque honoring Grandma Gatewood at the hike start.
After the hike we can get food and beverages at the Millstone BBQ near Logan (junction SR-664 and U.S.-33).

RSVP: Please RSVP at the Central Ohio Meetup group

Sept 16-17, 2017

Belle Valley Section in the Muskingum Lakes Chapter Region

Description: TBD

Camping: TBD

Meals: TBD

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

September 16-17, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Stockport Section

Description - Saturday: Meet at parking lot for Lock 6 along the Muskingum River, just before Point 15 in Stockport. Coordinates: (N39.54689 – W081.78816). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to Point 6 on McMannis-Riggs Road. The hike is about 12.5 miles.

Description - Sunday: Meet at gravel parking lot next to post office in Chesterhill, Point 21. Coordinates: (N39.48972 - W081.86524). Leave at 10:00AM to car pool to Lock 6 parking area near Stockport. The hike is about 11.5 miles.

Camping: Riveredge Campground at 520 N. Riverview (River) Road, Malta, OH 43758

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

September 23-27, 2017

New Straitsville Section

- Work Week - Burr Oak State Park - Chuck Wagon Event

Description: Trail maintenance week. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: At the Group campground near boat dock 3

Meals: This is a chuck wagon event. Meals will be provided free for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with Jay Holwick at by September 18, 2017. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Oct. 7, 2017

BTA Blue Blaze Marathon

October 14-15, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Akron Section

Description - Saturday: Meet at Lock 29 Trailhead parking lot, Point 8, in Peninsula. Coordinates: (N41.24350 – W081.54981). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to parking lot on Vaughn Road, north of Point 2. The hike is about 10.4 miles.

Description - Sunday: Meet at Lock 29 Trailhead parking lot. (see Saturday description) We will hike south to Botzum (Mounds) trailhead. Board the train back to Peninsula. Hikers could also board the train at Peninsula, ride it to Botzum train station and hike north to Peninsula on the BT. The cost is $3.00 one way. HIKERS going south will leave at 10:00AM. The train will depart at 9:50AM to travel south. Please arrive early. The hike is 8.9 miles.

Camping: Portage Lakes State Park, SR-93 south of Akron.

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

Oct. 14-15, 2017

Mogadore Section

- West Branch State Park - Work Weekend

Description: This weekend we will continue to build trail at the state park.

Camping: Camping is free for anyone attending this event. We will be camped out at the end of the road leading to the Horse Camping area (2 miles from the Bridle Trail day use parking lot). Coordinates for the road leading to the horse camp. N 410 8.901' W 810 8.238'. If you want to camp out the entire weekend you can arrive as early as Friday night after 5:00PM. The gate leading to the camping area will be unlocked by then. We will also be able to use the regular campground showers to clean up each day.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Steve Latza

Oct. 14-18, 2017

New Straitsville

Description: Reroute trail off road in the Athens Unit of the Wayne National Forest from West Old Stone Church Trail Head. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: TBD

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 21-22, 2017

Old Mans Cave Section at Pretty Run

Description: Vegetation management; hopefully building a privy. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Pretty Run property. Camping GPS coordinates 39.34987, -82.62431

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 21-22, 2017

Caesar Creek Grand Re-opening of the Buckeye Trail

Description: Come experience the "new" Buckeye Trail at Caesar Creek as we celebrate the conclusion of our 2 year plan to resurrect this trail. Historically one of the worst stretches of Buckeye Trail sections in the state, those who attend will find it to be near the top for its overall trail conditions and fabulous water views. Miles of trail have been reshaped and fortified to withstand years of traffic. Our 2 day celebration will include the option of backpacking the entire Buckeye Trail in the park (23 miles) or participating in section hikes on Saturday and Sunday. More details coming Summer of 2017!

Camping: Camping at the horse camp is available for registered backpacking and hiking participants.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Contact: Joel Timmons at

Oct. 21-22, 2017 - Note Date Change

All Chapter Backpack Hike at Caesar Creek

Description: This event will be held in conjunction with the Grand Re-opening of the Caesar Creek Section. More details to follow.

Nov. 4-8, 2017

West Union Section - Edge of Appalachia

Description: Continue building new trail from where we left off in September of 2016. We will leave for work on Saturday at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm. We will leave for work on Sunday thru Tuesday at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm. due to the time change. On Wednesday, we will work from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.

Camping: Near the maintenance building at 3223 Waggoner Riffle Rd. Camping GPS coordinates 38.74836, -83.46397

Meals: This is a chuck wagon event. Meals will be provided free (donations accepted) for the first 20 volunteers to sign up with Jay Holwick at by Oct.30, 2017. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Note: The portable hot shower will be available on site.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

November 18-19, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Stockport and New Straitsville Sections

Description - Saturday: Meet on Wells Road about ½ mile north of Point 27. Coordinates: N39.54852 – W081.94234). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to parking lot, Point 21 in Chesterhill. The hike is about 10 miles.

Description - Sunday: Meet at Wildcat Hollow Trailhead, Point 4, New Straitsville Section. Coordinates: (N39.57266 – W082.03284). Leave at 10:00AM to car pool to Wells Road (Shew’s property) about ½ mile north of Point 27. The hike is about 9.1 miles.

Camping: Shew’s property ½ mile north of Point 27

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

Dec. 9, 2017

BTA Board Meeting

Location: In Columbus OH at 10:00AM at the ODNR office at 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. E-1, Columbus, OH 43229. It is about 10 minutes east of I-71 Morse Road exit. The complex is located between Karl Road and Cleveland Avenue on the south side of Morse Road.
Folks will have to check in at the gatehouse, provide an ID and receive a temporary visitor’s pass.....

Contact: President

December 9-10, 2017

BT Circuit Hike - Akron Section

Description - Saturday: Meet at Summit Lake Trailhead parking lot, Point 20. Coordinates: (N41.05972 – W081.54124). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to Mounds (Botzum) Trailhead, south of Point 12. The hike is about 10.3 miles.

Description - Sunday: Meet at Wolf Creek Trailhead at Snyder Ave., Point 24. Coordinates: (N41.00324 – W081.60719). leave at 10:00AM to car pool to Summit Lake Trailhead, Point 20. The hike is about 7.6 miles.

Contact: Jim Gilkey at 614-879-9912 ahead of time or at 740-277-8749 on the hike weekend.

 

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