Join the Celebration on October 27
The Buckeye Trail Association will lead a 2 mile community hike along Ohio’s Buckeye Trail and co-located North Country National Scenic Trail and American Discovery Trail through the City of Milford to celebrate its new official Trail Town status. This free event is co-hosted by the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA), City of Milford, and the Valley View Foundation beginning at the Little Miami Scenic Trail Bike Path at the end of the Water Street Bridge at
12:30 PM, October 27
This will be a busy day in Milford. A Citywide Fall Litter Clean up in collaboration with “Make a Difference Day” will begin at 9:00am, and the Halloween Edition of the Amazing Race begins at 6PM
At 12:30 PM a brief ribbon cutting ceremony will begin the hike at the bike path. New Buckeye Trail Town signs will be erected along the route of the Trails through Milford at the Water Street and South Milford Road bridges. Two by six inch painted blue blazes that mark the route of Ohio’s State Trail will be freshened up.
After a visit to trail supporters at Roads, Rivers and Trails and the Valley View Foundation they will end the hike by installing an interpretive sign at the trailhead behind Pattison Elementary School.
A tour of the Valley View Foundation lands will be available after the sign is installed around 2:30 PM.
The new Buckeye Trail Town program highlights communities along the Buckeye Trail that support hikers with services, promote the Trail to community members and embrace the Trail as a resource to be protected and celebrated. “Milford is a perfect example of a community that embraces the Trails as an asset, and for this reason we are happy that Milford is working with us to become the first official Trail Town in the program” said Andrew Bashaw, the Executive Director of the Buckeye Trail Association. “The views of the Little Miami River valley from the ridges, community efforts to preserve and improve historic buildings and greenspaces, and the local businesses highlighting the uniqueness of Milford are all a great combination of natural and cultural offerings that our State Trail is looking to discover” he said.
Community members and visitors alike are invited to enjoy a fall hike, meet Buckeye Trail Association volunteers, enjoy a warm drink on a cool day and the camaraderie of fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
The hike will traverse sidewalks into town, up one hill and down through the woods and primitive trails of the Valley View Foundation. There will be a little of everything and the hike will continue rain or shine, so come prepared for the weather and wear sturdy footwear for the terrain.