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The Crooked River Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association is the chapter for those who live near or along the Akron (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/sections/sections.php?section=akron), Bedford (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/sections/sections.php?section=bedford), Burton (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/sections/sections.php?section=bedford), and Mogadore (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/sections/sections.php?section=mogadore) sections. These sections comprise the majority of the "Little Loop". Hikers who complete the "Little Loop" are eligible for a patch (http://www.buckeyetrail.org/circuit.php)! The CRC’s extent includes the Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Ashtabula, Trumbull, Portage, Mahoning and Stark Counties (Stark County is shared with the Muskingum Lakes Chapter). We support the Buckeye Trail through hiking, backpacking, and volunteer events.

The Buckeye Trail Association is the leader in building, maintaining, protecting and promoting use of Ohio's longest scenic hiking trail for our citizens, communities and partners. We provide outdoor recreation, opportunities to volunteer, education, access to the varied resources of Ohio and local economic benefits.

The Buckeye Trail, Ohio's State Scenic Trail, is a sustainable hiking trail that provides a safe and unique experience throughout the state reflecting the diverse resources, people and stories of Ohio. The trail is a dedicated, recognized and protected route developed and maintained by the Buckeye Trail Association, an organization reflective of the diversity of the trail. The Buckeye Trail Association works in close partnership with communities, organizations and agencies around Ohio creating a legacy for present and future generations.

For more information on the Buckeye Trail, please visit: http://www.buckeyetrail.org/

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Upcoming events (3)

BTA Circuit Hike - Bowerston Section and Belle Valley Sections

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This event is two day hikes, both going from 8:30am-2:30pm.

Saturday: Saturday’s hike is from Bowerston Section Point 26, SR 800 at Marina Rd., just north of OH 799. GPS Coordinates N[masked] W[masked] to Point 32, parking at the intersection of Lodge Rd. and Half Penny Lane. GPS Coordinates N[masked] W[masked]. This is a distance of 10.9 miles. Meet no later than 8:30 a.m. at Lodge Rd. to carpool to SR 800 at Marina Rd.

Sunday: Sunday’s hike is from Belle Valley Section Point 1 parking at the intersection of Lodge Rd. and Half Penny Lane. GPS Coordinates N[masked] W[masked] to Point 6 - Salt Fork Group Camp off of Parker Rd. (T587) about 0.3 mile north of Cadiz Rd. (U.S 22). GPS Coordinates N[masked] W[masked]. This is a distance of 11.0 miles. Meet no later than 8:30 a.m. at Salt Fork Group Camp to carpool to Point 1 on Lodge Rd.

NOTE: Suggest bringing a day pack with your lunch and water. Please also watch the forecast and prepare.

Contact: Jay Shutt at [masked]

Findley State Park Winter Hike

Findley State Park

Join the Lake Plains Chapter for the Winter Hike at Findley State Park!
Details below from ohiodnr.gov

"Join Naturalists Cindy and Richelle as they traverse the Northeast District on a series of winter hikes showcasing our beautiful parks. These hikes will have you traveling all over Northeast Ohio from the icy shores of Lake Erie, to diverse wetlands, naturally made kettle lakes, old-growth forests and glacier-carved valleys. Winter is a great time to view the fascinating geological features of Ohio. It’s always a good time to get outdoors with your family and friends and enjoy your Ohio State Parks!

Hiking sticks, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing and water are suggested during winter hikes.

Sat. Feb. 5 at 10am - Findley Wyandot & Hickory Trail, 5k and 10k hikes. Meet at the campground pavilion. 25381 State Route 58, Wellington, OH 44090."


Photo credit: Jim Sunyak

Lake Metroparks Earth Day Eco-Fair

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Bedford Section Supervisor Bob Morecki will have a Buckeye Trail Table at this event. So stop by and say "hello".

Earth Day brings about an opportunity for change and a time to explore more about our planet. This year, discover what you can do to save the many species whose survival may just depend upon us and our help.

FREE event!
Eco-fair with local conservation organizations
Earth Day Marketplace with locally made and fair-trade merchandise
FREE tree for each family
Wildlife programs
Games and crafts
Shop in The Nature Store
Miniature train rides (1 to 3 pm, weather permitting). NOTE: For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to ride the trains. All children must be able to sit in their own designated seat; lap sitting is not permitted.


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BTA Circuit Hike - Bowerston Section

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