Buckeye TrailFest 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Buckeye TrailFest at the Historic Zoar Village in eastern OH. May 12-15 are the dates. WHO will be the first to register? Here's the direct link to register. For all TrailFest information visit our TrailFest web site.

Buckeye Trail Membership Drive

Our new members came from all over the state of Ohio to attend the new members event on January 21 at the Star City Brewing Company near Dayton. Thanks to Angie Sheldon, Brent Anslinger and Andy Niekamp who spearhead the great turnout of 143 members. The BTA received generous support from Dayton area organizations for the event: free meeting room, discounted beer, discounted pizza, donated raffle items and donated supplies. Thank you all!

Thank you for Living, Breathing and Hiking Ohio’s Buckeye Trail!

Following the blue blazes of the BT leads us to great places, adventures, and people. We hope that your experiences on the BT inspire you to support the Buckeye Trail Association today by kicking off a campaign to grow our membership, volunteerism, and enjoyment of our trail. Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike page for more information.

BT in the News . . .

Burr Oak, Buckeye Trail Association to host 5th Annual Winter Hike

BT Northern Terminus Dedication in Headlands Beach State Park

Last year BTA member Velda Vogt donated the bronze plaque commemorating State Senators Harry Armstong and Ralph Regula painting the last blazes completing the Buckeye Trail from the Ohio River to Lake Erie in October 1970. On September 26, 2015 we celebrated the re-dedication of the BT to the people of Ohio at the plaque's new home affixed to an inscribed boulder at BT's Northern Terminus! Here's a link to the News Herald article covering the dedication.

Go Take a Hike - Husband and wife team wrote the book on the Buckeye Trail

Richfield camp property (north of Akron) opens! Latest update on Richfield's Camp Crowell Hilaka - The grounds of Crowell Hilaka are open on everyday from 7 AM to 7 PM. Enter on the north side (Broadview Road, next to the Giant Eagle). The gate will be closed at 7 PM. The buildings are not yet open, and other areas are also closed for safety reasons.

Special Announcements . . .

Dates for the BTA's 2016 Work parties are available.

Special Offers for BTA Members. Road, Rivers and Trails is offering a 10% discount for all BTA Members, just show them your membership card, www.roadsriversandtrails.com.


Volunteer Opportunites . . .

Are you looking for ways to help? Our goal is to find you a volunteer position worthy of your unique talents, and one that excites and inspires you. For more information on available opportunities, contact Barry Unger, our Volunteer Coordinator at or register in the Volunteer Portal and you will be notified of opportunities. Remember that signing up in the software does not sign you up for any job, it just allows you to see opportunities. Register as a volunteer now!

Celebrating Volunteer Accomplishments . . .

There are not enough thank you wishes to go to all of these remarkable volunteers. This work is perhaps not as glamorous as making a trail from a path in the woods, but it is rewarding and vital to the success of the Buckeye Trail. THANKS.

  • Volunteer Leaders Angie Sheldon, Brent Anslinger and Andy Neikamp organized a BTA membership drive in Dayton which gained 143 new members for the BTA!
  • Volunteer Leader Jim Gilkey lead hikers on a snowy circuit hike
  • 12 BTA Volunteers and Adopters have began planning their events for the BT Blitz
  • Jamie and Byron Guy volunteered with Andrew Bashaw at this years winter hike at Hocking Hills State Park
  • Welcome to new Adopters Jacob Thompson and Kris Cross!