Buckeye Trail 2nd Annual Burr Oak Winter Hike

Feb 2, 2013
10 am. The Buckeye Trail Association in partnership with Appalachia Ohio Alliance and the Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center. This event is hosted by the Buckeye Trail Association and North Country Trail Association Little Cities of the Forest Chapter. The Sunday Creek Watershed Group and Rural Action's Environmental Education Program will also be partnering on the event. After the hike lunch including corn bread, soup, beans and hot chocolate will be provided by the Lodge free of charge to winter hikers. The hike will be broken up into a choice of three separate loops. One will be 1.7 miles, one more rugged 3.7 miles with scenic features including Buckeye Cave and one will be longer for those looking for a challenging 8.1 mile hike. Portions of the hike will follow Ohios Buckeye Trail and the white blazed Bob and Mary Lou Paton Trail. The trail hosts the 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail and the 6,800 mile American Discovery Trail through this part of Ohio as well. Hikers will walk past forested hollows, impressive rock formations, and views of Burr Oak Lake while experiencing the hidden gem of Burr Oak during wintertime. Participants are asked to meet at the Lodge. To arrive at the lodge, take the road left of the ranger station and proceed straight to the Lodge. There will be signs indicating the way. Make sure to wear sturdy footwear and to bring a snack and water for the hike. The hike will take place rain, snow, or shine! Please be aware these hikes involve climbing up and down hills. Refreshments will be provided after the hikes. For additional information you can email americorps@buckeyetrail.org or call.

Cost: Free Event

Burr Oak State Park
Rt. 2, Box 159
Glouster, Ohio
Phone: 740-767-3797
Web Site: http://www.stateparks.com/burr_oak_state_park_in_ohio.html
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