McARTHUR — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Parks and Recreation will host an all-women’s introduction to backpacking at Lake Hope State Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants will learn to prepare for a successful backpacking trip followed by an eight-mile hike through Lake Hope State Park. Backpackers are advised to bring a bagged lunch, hiking shoes and water. Interested participants should email naturalist Kaylin Callander by Friday, Sept. 20 at email@example.com to register.
This free event, open to all women, was designed following the success of the annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures program, a weekend program designed to introduce women to new outdoor recreation activities.
The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, protection and conservation of Ohio’s state parks and waterways.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.