Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation
Our home in Yellow Springs for TrailFest will be Camp Birch. Camp Birch has heated cabins, ample meeting space, and abuts John Bryan State Park for easy access to trails through Clifton Gorge and Glen Helen.
You may still attend TrailFest, but you must register on-site.
If you are not planning on staying at the camp with us, please make local reservations as quickly as possible. We have been notified by the Greene County CVB that there is a large soccer tournament AND Commencement for Wright State University happening on the same weekend. Please visit the TrailFest Lodging page for a list of hotels/motels in the area.
An important part of any organization is the recognition of volunteers who consistently and selflessly provide service to the organization. Each year the BTA recognizes those volunteers during TrailFest. Think back over 2016 activities and nominate a volunteer who you believe has gone the extra steps to assist the BTA. Download the BTA Awards Nomination Form and submit it to Mary Hamilton at the address provide on the form.
The community of Yellow Springs is diverse with an authentic downtown with an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries and restaurants; recreational opportunities at Glen Helen Nature Preserve, John Bryan State Park, and the Little Miami Scenic Trail; and cultural activities within the village itself and at Antioch College.
Hikes, presentations, the silent and live auctions, good meals, great friends, workshops, and much more will keep you busy, learning, and entertained during TrailFest.
We look forward to seeing you there! As information is prepared, we will post it here.
Tom Helbig of Tomfoolery Outdoors starts to hike the full Buckeye Trail in March and for his finsh, he will lead a hike from the Old Town Reserve nouth of Xenia starting on April, 27th. He invites you to walk with him from Xenia into TrailFest 2017! For more information visit the Tomfoolery page
Watch this video for an introduction to Glen Helen:
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.
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!