You Are On The Buckeye Trail
Follow The Blue Blazes
Founded in 1959, Ohio's Buckeye Trail (BT) is the only long-distance hiking trail entirely within Ohio. More than 1,400 miles loop through wooded footpaths, abandoned railroads, historic towpaths, back roads, rivers and lake shores, within both rural and community settings. The BT provides an intimate way to experience Ohio's wonderful scenic and historic diversity.
The Buckeye Trail is marked along
its length by blue paint blazes. The
trail is open to all hikers, made
possible by Buckeye Trail Association
volunteers and the partnership of
federal, state, and local agencies,
as well as many private land-owners.
The BT is also the proud host of two
other long distance national trails,
the North Country National Scenic
Trail, from New York to North Dakota
and the coast-to-coast American
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
Location. 41° 17.362′ N, 84° 21.514′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on East River Drive (Ohio Route 424)
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defiance Rotary Club 75th Anniversary (here, next to this marker); Pontiac Park (a few steps from this marker); Bark Cabin Home of Coohcoohe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Defiance Native (about 400 feet away); French Indian Apple Tree (about 400 feet away); Pontiac Birthplace (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named You Are On The Buckeye Trail (about 600 feet away); Geo. Ironside (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.