ST. MARYS — The Buckeye Trail Association and North Country Trail Association have designated the City of St. Marys as the 16th community in Ohio to attain Buckeye Trail Town status. The designation recognizes communities along the Buckeye Trail that support hikers with services, promote the trail to its citizens and embrace the trail as a resource to be protected and celebrated.
The Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail follow the Miami Erie Towpath along the historic Miami-Erie Canal.
A dedication ceremony to celebrate the Trail Town designation will be held at the Memorial Park Gazebo at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.
Immediately following the ceremony the 52nd annual Walk into Nature hike will commence at noon along the canal towpath. There will be a shuttle service available. The community is invited to return to Memorial Park to enjoy live music, an arts and crafts show, a farmer’s market, civil war reenactors and a car cruise-in.