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The Miami & Erie Canal - Buckeye Trail is the Meetup for those who live near or along the St. Mary's, Delphos and Defiance sections of the Buckeye Trail (http://buckeyetrail.org/) (North of Dayton to South of Toledo) along the historic Miami & Erie Canal Towpath and Maumee River. This segment passes through many historic canal towns from Piqua to Waterville, across the front lines of the War of 1812, and into the Great Black Swamp region. This meetup supports the Buckeye Trail and the Miami & Erie Canal Corridor Association (http://www.meccainc.org/) (MECCA) through hiking, backpacking, local history and volunteer events. Please RSVP for an upcoming gathering!


Upcoming events (5+)

Oak Openings 10 Mile Hike

Oak Openings - Mallard Lake Area

Not the Buckeye Trail, but it will definitely be worth it! Maximum group for this hike is 15 total. YOU MUST CALL METROPARKS TOLEDO and register for this event. Phone: [masked]. Explore your trails with Metroparks naturalists. Fulfill your trail challenge this March! Join us for an epic 10-mile hike in beautiful Oak Openings, where we’ll traverse a variety of natural settings including sand dunes, prairies, forests, and oak savannahs as we search for the first signs of the coming spring! Along the way, we’ll stop for lunch, build a fire, and enjoy warm beverages to stay toasty! Pro-tip: pack a water and trail lunch, dress warmly for the weather, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Minors must be accompanied by adults. Hike distance and speed is not appropriate for children under the age of 16.

Trail Fest 2019 - It is time to plan program and hike events


This event will be occurring in our territory! At Camp Widewater in Texas, OH. Let's show the rest of Ohio what NW Ohio has to offer. Are you interested to participate in planning the presentations and hikes for Trailfest 2019? We are looking for volunteers! There are many different opportunities...…..the daytime programming, the pre-Trailfest events, the hikes, the evening programming. Let's get on a call and start organizing. We'll send out a conference call number as we get closer to December 13. For now, please note if you have particular areas of interest. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

Promote BT @ BSA Pinewood Derby at New Knoxville

New Knoxville School

Come on out and help promote the BT! Looking for assistance in manning the Buckeye Trail Association display board and answering any questions the Boy Scouts and / or their leaders might have about the Buckeye Trail. Set up can begin at 8am, will probably start about 9am. The event registration does not start until 10am

April Showers Hike

Noble Township Hall

April Showers Hike. Choose either a 5k out and back going south of north from the Noble Township House. OR do both for 10k.

Past events (281)

Shelby County Park District meeting

Amos Memorial Public Library

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