Follow the Blue Blazes

Mentor is now a Buckeye Trail Town

Mentor was officially recognized as a Buckeye Trail Town by the Ohio Buckeye Trail Association during a ceremony at last month’s CityFest as representatives from the Association and the City took to the Amphitheater stage to mark the partnership.

A Trail Town offers support and information to hikers and helps promote the trail system to residents and visitors. The 1,400-mile Buckeye Trail loops through Ohio traversing park lands, nature preserves, historic site and country roads providing hikers a unique view of the Buckeye State. Blue blazes mark the way guiding folks along the approximately 12-mile stretch of trail in Mentor leading hikers though Civic Center Park on the way to beautiful views of Lake Erie.

As a Buckeye Trail Town, we’ll let hikers know about all the great amenities here in Mentor, along with outstanding attractions like the Garfield National Historic Site, the Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve and the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve.

We’ll also provide information about special events happening in the City, including Headlands BeachFest, Mentor Rocks Concerts, the Mentor Marsh Bald Eagle Fest, and events at the Garfield Site, so that hikers can plan their visit to include attending special events when they walk the Mentor portion of the Buckeye Trail.

We’re proud to add the Buckeye Trail Town designation to Mentor’s list of accomplishments and encourage all residents to follow the blue blazes and experience the Buckeye Trail here in Mentor and beyond.

2018-09-18T14:06:55+00:00September 18th, 2018|News, Parks & Recreation, Resident Information|