Life in Delaware County

Ever Wanted To Wander Ohio? These People Have!

5 Jan , 2019  

Preservation Parks’ offerings this month include an opportunity to meet and listen to people who have worn out their shoes traveling the backways and byways of our state.

Chuck and Beth Hewett will be on hand to discuss their book, “Wandering Ohio – A Buckeye Trail Thru Hike” on Sunday, January 13 at Shale Hollow Park.

The Hewetts spent 76 days hiking the 1,444-mile trail around Ohio.

The relatively young Buckeye Trail includes both roads and wooded paths, although those sections that are paved are slowly being relocated to non-paved areas. Major portions of the trail follow old canal routes, including those of the Miami and Erie Canal and the Ohio and Erie Canal. Features passed include rock ledges, waterfalls, historic sites, covered bridges, pioneer homesteads, military campaign locations, and museums of bicycles, airplanes, early forts, and US Presidents.

An interactive map of the route can be accessed here on the website of the Buckeye Trail Association.

The fun begins at 2 PM. The event is free and open to anyone aged 10 and older. Books will be available for purchase.

Shale Hollow Park is located at 6320 Artesian Run in Lewis Center.

Sources: Preservation Parks, Wandering Ohio — A Buckeye Trail Thru Hike, Buckeye Trail Association

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