Buckeye TrailFest 2014 is now accepting registrations. This premiere annual outdoor event rotates around the state, and is in southeast Ohio this spring. The TrailFest is the largest gathering of Buckeye Trail hikers, volunteers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This year Camp Akita in Logan Ohio will be base camp, April 24th through April 27th. This beautiful camp is nestled in between the Hocking Hills and Little Cities of Black Diamonds regions, and boasts quick access to many of the area’s “must see sights” including Old Man’s Cave, Rockbridge, and Wayne National Forest.
Last year’s Buckeye TrailFest had 230 attendees, who hiked, camped out, learned about trails and the outdoors, and networked with another. This year’s event features Julie Zickefoose, Southeast Ohio's own nationally known birder, nature artist and writer, as keynote speaker on Friday night. Saturday evening will be topped off with Kate Power and the Free-Range Pickers teaching and leading an Appalachian Contra Dance.
The event features many other programs including rugged and educational hikes, trail-building workshops, hiking and backpacking presentations, wilderness survival skills, a backcountry cooking expo, and a tour of the history and nature of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region, among others.
For information on all the programs, registration, and accommodations, please visit www.buckeyetrailfest.org.
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