Located on the shore of Tappan Lake, the BTA Century Barn is an English style, three bay ground barn with louvered ventilation. In 2003, the BTA partnered with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and leased the barn for 30 years. Since then, the barn has been undergoing gradual renovations, and is now ready for use as the headquarters of the BTA.
Thanks to more than 1,500 volunteer hours, some of the notable renovations include a new roof, pine flooring in designated areas, restrooms and showers available for summertime use, a kitchen, dormitory-style sleeping rooms, exterior paint, an expanded parking area, a new sidewalk and drainage tiles.
Additionally, along with its use as the headquarters for the BTA, the restored barn is now available for use by the community, for a donation.
Directions to the barn: 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 causway with a sign that reads "Tappan Lake Park". Turn right (this road also takes you to Deersville). Approximately 3.1 miles from the US-250 turnoff is Beall Rd. on the right. Follow this dead-end road 1.3 miles. It ends at the BTA Barn down a long gravel driveway.
Please remember that the house side of the driveway is absolutely and strictly off-limits. It is a private residence so please respect their wishes and stay on our side of the driveway and please do not block any roads.
Work parties at the Barn are listed here.
The Barn Fund provides money for the renovation of the BTA Century Barn near Tappan Lake.
We offer two options for making a tax-deductible donation to the Trail Preservation Fund: