Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation
Camp Akita is a beautiful base camp for Buckeye TrailFest, nestled in between the Hocking Hills and Little Cities of Black Diamonds regions. There are many options for unique outings, hands-on workshops, trail-work, presentations and celebration. All within the area of one of Ohio's most beautiful landscapes. Come spend some quality time on the BT, get to know other BT enthusiasts, and find out more about the places the Buckeye Trail takes us to.
Julie Zickefoose, Southeast Ohio's own nationally known birder, nature artist and writer ~ Kate Power and the Free Range Pickers entertain us with an Appalachian Contra Dance ~ Andy Niekamp's Latest Hiking Adventures ~ Lisa Strohm and Mary Warren's 2013 BT Thru-Hike ~ and more!
The Hocking Hills ~ Little Cities of Black Diamonds ~ Crane Hollow ~ Conkles Hollow ~ Bison Hollow ~ Boch Hollow ~ Tar Hollow ~ Old Man's Cave ~ Cedar Falls ~ Ash Cave ~ Clear Creek Metropark ~ Rockbridge ~ Rock Stalls ~ Burr Oak State Park ~ Wayne National Forest ~ Historic Shawnee, OH ~ BTA Pretty Run Preserve ~ Strouds Run State Park ~ Moonville Rail Trail ~ Hockhocking Adena Bikeway ~ Nelsonville, OH
birding ~ wilderness survival skills ~ backpacking basics ~ rock climbing and rappelling ~ kayaking ~ native plant and tree ID local history ~ ecology ~ geology ~ astronomy ~ sustainable trail building and maintenance ~ chainsaw safety ~ land preservation ~ how to make a paracord bracelet ~ hiking with dogs ~ how to contra dance!
Backpack into TrailFest ~ Camp in Tent City ~ Paddle by the light of the Moon ~ Enjoy a nightly campfire
Stay for the day or all three nights. Hang out with your hiking pals and make new friends. Mingle with Ohio's most accomplished long-distance hikers and trail builders. Celebrate Buckeye Trail volunteers and join us for our Annual Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend! All proceeds from Buckeye TrailFest benefit the Buckeye Trail Association's mission to build, maintain, protect and promote the use of Ohio's State Trail.
Buckeye TrailFest is the Buckeye Trail Association's annual event rotating around the state each year, so don't miss your chance to celebrate and explore the Buckeye Trail this year in southeast Ohio!
We need outing leaders, publicists, workshop presenters, campground hosts, photographers, signage, coordinating the silent and not-so-silent auctions, and for a great many other tasks. Suggestions are very welcome for keynote speakers, so please send them in.
John Knouse, TrailFest 2014 Chair, 502.608.2394, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for led and self led hikes on the Buckeye Trail
and other trails. All skill levels—easy, moderate, difficult.
Join a trail crew and help build a section of trail.
Learn from the best.
Attend the Buckeye Trail Association business meeting.
Learn how you can help.
Meet hikers and trail maintainers from around the state.
Never hike alone again!