Next Meetup

One Final Hike - Natural Surface
Please note: the DATE posted is a tentative date, (could be Sunday, August 26; or Saturday, September 1; Sunday, September 2; or Monday, September 3) we will try to get it as close to the final day as possible. So let us know what date will be good for you. This will be the FINAL time you will be able to hike on the natural surface of grass/dirt along the Miami and Erie Canal heading north out of Spencerville. Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District (JAMPD) will be starting Phase One of their trail improvements between Spencerville and Delphos very soon. Phase One consists of a packed gravel pathway from Old Acadia Park at the north edge of Spencerville (Delphos Section, Point 4) to the hamlet of Southworth at Zion Church Road. (Delphos Section, Point 6). A distance of 3.6 miles. Completion for Phase One is tentatively the middle of October 2018. We will start to gather about 9am at Old Acadia Park. 149 West North Street, Spencerville where there are restrooms, water. We will head out north along the canal to make one last observation of what will no longer be. Because the next time through it will be different.

Old Acadia Park

North Street at the Canal · Spencerville, OH

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This group is for people who wish to learn about and do more with Ohio's Buckeye Trail. For over 1,440 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer. The Buckeye Trail is the longest circular trail in the nation.

This group is open to all Buckeye Trail enthusiasts whether you live in Ohio or not or whether you are an avid hiker or not. All are welcome.

The Buckeye Trail is identified by blue blazes, 2" wide by 6" high, on trees or poles. The trail is maintained and managed by the Buckeye Trail Association ( a non-profit volunteer organization.

The Buckeye Trail and the North Country Trail share the same path for over 800 miles. The North Country Trail ( is America's longest National Scenic Trail stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota. The American Discovery Trail ( follows the Buckeye Trail for most of its route through Ohio. While the Buckeye Trail is primarily a foot trail parts of the Buckeye Trail can be explored by bicycle, horse and car.

The Buckeye Trail needs your support! You can help the Buckeye Trail by hiking it, organizing hiking trips on it, getting involved in trail crew outings and donating to the Buckeye Trail Association ( .

Membership in the Buckeye Trail Association ( not required but recommended. If you wish to learn more or join the Buckeye Trail Association visit . The Buckeye Trail Association is an Ohio non profit, 501(c), organization.

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