A complete guide to 83 scenic day hikes in the Buckeye State.
Categorized by geographic regions, each includes a description of the
topography, flora, fauna, and climate. Descriptions of parks and
preserves cover estimated distance, difficulty ratings, and summaries of
trail features accompanied by maps and GPS coordinates.
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Gary S. Williams is a lifelong Ohioan and hiker. Since 1987, he
has been actively involved with the Buckeye Trail Association, an
all-volunteer group that builds, maintains, and promotes a 1,444-mile
hiking trail that loops around Ohio. In the association, he has been on
the board of trustees, a columnist and editor of the organization's Trailblazer
newsletter, the head of publicity, a member of the trail building crew,
and a section supervisor for a 50-mile section of the Buckeye Trail.
Williams has a bachelor's degree from Marietta College, a master’s
degree in library science from Kent State University, and 25 years of
experience as a librarian. As a freelance writer, he has written many
articles on Ohio's natural heritage and has self-published four books on
early Ohio history: The Forts of Ohio: A Guide to Military Stockades;
Spies, Scoundrels, and Rogues of the Ohio Frontier; Historic Tours of
Ohio; and Gliding to a Better Place: Profiles From Ohio’s
In addition to hiking, Williams enjoys canoeing and cross-country
skiing. He resides in Wintersville, Ohio.
“Not only is Hiking Ohio a perfect guide for Ohio
hikers, but history buffs, too, will enjoy Williams’ extensive knowledge
of Ohio’s history and Buckeye State lore they’ll find strolling through
Steve Stephens-- Columbus Dispatch newspaper – Travel Writer