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/

 

 

Dec. 9, 2017

BTA Board Meeting

Location: 10:00AM - Command Alkon, 6750 Crosby Court, Dublin, Oh 43016

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 9:00AM 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.

 

2018 EVENTS

January 15, 2018 - Monday MLK Day

Winter Hike at Hueston Woods State Park

Many hikers choose to "take the winter off" but we feel this time of year is one of the best times to be in the woods. Come with us while we explore Hueston Woods.

Meet at the Lodge at Hueston Woods State Park. Hike starts at 9:00 a.m. Arrive early and have breakfast (you pay for breakfast) with other hikers at the Lodge at 8:00 a.m. We will hike around Acton Lake, about 11 miles, on a variety of trails. A bean soup and/or chili and corn muffin lunch will be available at the park office next to the Nature Center. This is a free event although donations are accepted for the lunch. A shuttle back to the Lodge will be available for those wishing to hike only from the Lodge to the Nature Center.

Help Needed - If you are willing to lead a hike, please contact John at the email below or Darryl Smith at

Note: Dogs (all pets) are not allowed in the nature preserve portion of Hueston Woods. There is an easy route bypassing that section if you bring your dog.

Contact: John Rethman

January 20, 2018

BTA Board Meeting

Location: 10:00AM - at Clarus Partners, 1233 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Contact: President

February 17, 2018

Discover the BTA

Description: - Saturday - 7:30PM. The State of Ohio wears a necklace—a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio. Part of it is on roads, part is on wooded trail, and part of it wanders through cities and villages. Meet Chuck and Beth Hewett at Cleveland MetroParks, North Chagrin Nature Center in Willoughby Hills OH and hear them tell the story of how they hiked the entire Buckeye Trail, and about the fascinating people and places they encountered on the way.

The Hewetts wrote about their adventures in the book, Wandering Ohio, which will be available for purchase at their presentation.

Location: Cleveland MetroParks, North Chagrin Nature Center, 401 Buttermilk Falls Parkway, Willoughby Hills, OH

Contact: Cleveland MetroParks at 440-473-3370

February 18, 2018

Discover the BTA

Description: - Sunday - 2:00-3:30PM. The State of Ohio wears a necklace—a 1,444-mile hiking trail that loops around the state of Ohio. Part of it is on roads, part is on wooded trail, and part of it wanders through cities and villages. Meet Chuck and Beth Hewett at Geauga County Parks and hear them tell the story of how they hiked the entire Buckeye Trail, and about the fascinating people and places they encountered on the way.

The Hewetts wrote about their adventures in the book, Wandering Ohio, which will be available for purchase at their presentation.

Location: Geauga County Parks, West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty, Ohio

Contact: Geauga County Parks at 440-279-0894

March 18, 2018

Mentor Marsh/Buckeye Trail work day/hike

Description: - Sunday - 2:00PM. Two miles of Buckeye Trail thru Mentor Marsh spring cleanup. Wear sturdy footwear and bring gloves and a snack.

Location: Meet at Mentor Marsh Nature Center, 5185 Corduroy Road, Mentor OH.

Contact: RSVP to R. Donaldson at or 440-247-0777 or to the Bedford Section Supervisor at or 440-382-6277.

April 14-15, 2018

Old Mans Cave Section Work Weekend at Pretty Run

Description: New trail construction, re-benching of some existing trail tread, heavy trail maintenance, and vegetation management. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: Camping will be at 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

April 21-22, 2018

Scioto Trail Section Work Weekend

Description: Re-benching the trail tread and heavy vegetation management between Davis Rd. and Pike Lake Dam. (Points 32-36, Feb 2102 Scioto Trail Section map). We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: Camping will be at Pike Lake State Park.

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

April 26-29, 2018

2018 Buckeye TrailFest at Camp Oat'yOkwa

Location: Camp Oat'yOkwa in Hocking County OH

Contact: See the TrailFest web site for more details.

April 29, 2018

BTA Board Meeting

Location: 10:00AM - at Buckeye TrailFest, Camp Oat'yOkwa

Contact: President

May 5-9, 2018

Bowerston Section Work Week

Description: Vegetation management, clearing dead falls, and re-benching tread as needed on the north and south sides of Clendening lake. (Points 18-21)

Camping: Camping will be at the BTA Barn at Tappan Lake

Meals: TBD

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

May 19-23, 2018

Stockport Section Work Week at AEP

Description: Re-benching the trail tread, Vegetation management, Paint blazes. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm

Camping: Camping will be at AEP's Hook Lake (Campground A) Camping GPS coordinates 39.72945, -81.70509. The portable hot shower will be available on site.

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 May 16, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

June 2-6, 2018

Akron Section Work Week at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Description: Re-benching the trail tread as needed, heavy trail maintenance, and drainage clearing.

Camping: TBD

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 May 30, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

June 30-July3, 2018

Possible Trail Building Work Week

Description: Place holder for possible trail building work week

July 21-25, 2018

Road Fork/Whipple Sections Work Week

Description: Trail maintenance of the Road Fork and Whipple Section's off road areas. This will include chainsawing of downed trees, mowing, weed whacking, pruning, and possible freshening of blazes for a little over 30 miles in the heat of July. We will need all the help we can get. We will leave for work at 8:00am and quit at 3:00pm.

Camping: Camping will be at the Little Muskingum Watershed Association building, located at SR26 and Thomas Ridge Rd (T 88) Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the building. Donations to the LMWA for use of the facilities are appreciated. Camping GPS coordinates 39.54184, -81.22484

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 July 17, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

July 28-29, 2018

BTA Board Meeting

Location: 10:00AM - at the BTA Barn, Deersville, OH; meals will be provided

Contact: President

Aug. 4-8, 2018

Defiance Section Work Week at Independence Dam State Park and Toledo Metroparks at Providence or Farnswork Parks

Description: Clearing vegetation from about 3 miles of trail from Independence Dam State Park until the trail crosses the canal on a bridge.

Camping: TBD

Meals: Bring your own food and water.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Sept. 22-26, 2018

New Straitsville Section Work Week at Burr Oak State Park

Description: New Straitsville section trail maintenance week in preparation for the BTA's Run for Blue Blazes Trail Marathon on Oct 6th. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

Camping: We will be camping at the Burr Oak State Park Group campground near boat dock 3.

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 Sept. 18, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 13-17, 2018

Road Fork Section Work Week

Description: We will be building new trail along the north side of Caldwell Lake as well as heavy trail maintenance, vegetation management and bridge, puncheon or boardwalk construction near point 22.

Camping: TBD

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. 10, 2018. Please note: if you are arriving Friday, the Friday night meal is NOT included - please bring your own.

Mapping: See the location for this event in Google Maps

Oct. 20-21, 2018

Old Mans Cave Section - Work Weekend at Pretty Run

Description: New trail construction, re-benching of some existing trail tread, heavy trail maintenance, and vegetation management. 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. 27-31, 2018

West Union Section Work Week at Edge of Appalachia

Description: Continue building new trail in the beautiful 19,000 acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve. We will leave for work at 8:30am and quit at 3:30pm.

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. 24, 2018. 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 3, 2018

BTA Board Meeting

Location: 10:00AM - at Shawnee, OH

Contact: President

 

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