Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation
Join the hikers, mountain bikers, horsemen, and paddlers of the OTP for hands-on learning on trail separation and shared use. Be a part of Historic Camp Tuscazor's Master Plan for Trail Development. Help build the newest mile of Ohio's Buckeye Trail and learn from experts in their field... in the field! Download the OTP flier for more information. Registration for the OTP Field Day is complimentary with TrailFest registration or $20 as a stand alone event. Register here
Introducing the Live, Breathe and Hike Photo Contest to take place from today through April 18, 2016. Share a photo of your Buckeye Trail Experience and you could win not only recognition, but also prizes from the BTA Store. Contest winners will be announced at Buckeye TrailFest - May 14 at historic Zoar Village! Please visit our Live, Breathe, Hike Photo Contest page on the main BTA web site for all the details!
From the BTA Barn in Deersville OH – Hike leader: John Rethmann
John will be leading a hike into TrailFest beginning at the BTA Barn on Monday morning, May 9th, 2016. He'll be covering approximately 10 miles per day and this hike will be supported logistically by the Muskingum Lakes Chapter. This is not being planned as an intensive hike but is meant to be fun. John intends to bring his group into Zoar on the afternoon of Thursday, May 12th where they'll take part in the Trail Fest welcome reception taking place that evening.
To sign up or ask more questions contact John Rethman at 513-398-9527 or
Lead in Hike from Canal Fulton
Mike Fanelli of the Buckeye Trail Association is holding a lead in hike to TrailFest. Mike and his brother Pat will lead the hike from Canal Fulton into Zoar via the Buckeye Trail. Meet in the parking lot near the Levee just below the Firehouse Grill and Pub (at S. Main St. and 1st St. in Zoar) at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, May 10th. Hikers will be shuttled to their starting point in Canal Fulton to begin the hike between 12:00 and 1:00 P.M. They'll hike 7 miles on Tuesday, 18 miles on Wednesday and 4 miles on Thursday arriving at TrailFest in the early afternoon. Mike and Pat would feel comfortable with up to 6 seasoned hikers joining them on this hike. Contact Mike Fanelli for questions or to register at
Listen to a podcast with Steve Walker, BTA TrailFest Co-chair of the 2016 TrailFest and Andrew Bashaw, Executive Director of the BTA, who talk with Pam and Gary of WHBC-AM 1480 Canton OH about the 2016 TrailFest in Zoar.
The people, seeing old friends, making new friends, people coming from all over to celebrate the Buckeye Trail.
The locations! Each year we travel to a different portion of Ohio to show off what makes the trail special in that area. Of course it is what the people of today have accomplished, but what about the people of yesterday. So much, so little time.
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