From the shore of Lake Erie to the view of the Ohio River valley, and back again, there are so many reasons to love the BT that members, volunteers, and hikers like you have helped to knit together. Click here to contribute to the BTA before the years end and share your love by joining the For the Love of the Buckeye Trail photo contest ending at Buckeye TrailFest 2014 in the Hocking Hills!
The Buckeye Trail is now on Cafepress! We have been working hard to expand the official Buckeye Trail merchandise that we offer. We are happy to announce that a full line of new products ranging from childrens clothes to license plate covers can now be purchased at cafepress.com/buckeyetrailassociation. Our trail shop found at buckeyetrail.org/store.html will still offer maps, books, and many of the other products found there in the past, as well as some new additions in the future. The holiday season is right around the corner, we invite you to stop in and check out some of the great new products that are now available at cafepress.com/buckeyetrailassociation.
BTA 2014 Work Parties - The BTA Trail Management Team has announced the work party schedule for 2014. Visit the work parties page for the dates.
Eden Valley Enterprises has been working on a large project spotlighting the life of Emma Gatewood. In November, 2011 Eden Valley premiered a storytelling program about this amazing woman and now they continue working on a PBS documentary, a first-person character program, and a video. Visit the Emma Gatewood page on their web site for additional information.
The 2nd Annual BUCKEYE TRAILFEST was held April 25-28, 2013 in northeast Ohio at Red Oak Camp at Kirtland. Check out BuckeyeTrailFest.org to see the activities that occurred at the 2013 TrailFest and get a preview of TrailFest 2014.
Special Offers for BTA Members. Enertia TrailFoods (Based in Marietta) is offering a 10% discount to BTA members who place an order of $30.00 or more on their Enertia TrailFoods website—trailfoods.com. You must use the code Buckeye to get the 10% discount. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.
Hiker on the GO! Maps Available. Hiker on the GO is a new series of maps covering interesting loop and side trails along the Buckeye Trail! Find out more.
Sponsor a Library. Find out how you can help the BT by clicking here.
Emma “Grandma” Gatewood Inducted into AT Hall of Fame. According to the press release from the museum, these include: "Pioneers who conceived of and developed the trail; those who organized or directed major trail organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Trail maintaining clubs; longtime trail maintainers; leaders who promoted and protected the Appalachian Trail; hikers who have made significant accomplishments, and other persons who have enriched the culture or community of the Appalachian Trail by their association with it." To read more about Grandma Gatewood, click here.
City of Mentor’s "Around Town" interview with BTA Burton Section Supervisor Patti Cook. It features Patti Cook and gives an overview of how the trail was started and how it is currently maintained. View the video interview with BTA Burton Section Supervisor, Patti Cook!
Henry County Park District Blogspot. The Henry County Park District which hosts the BT on newly developed trail along canal land, has a new blogspot. Take a look at what they are doing up in northwest Ohio. http://henrycountyparks.blogspot.com/
Chainsaw Recall. For our members with chain saws: Stihl has announced the recall of Model MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version) View the recall notice.