Ohio’s “Hiking Grandma” Online
Presented by the National Park Service: James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Ohio’s Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first American hiking celebrity in 1955 when, at age 67, she told her children she was “going for a walk.” That “walk” ended up being the entire 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail. She was the first woman to hike the entire trail solo and in a single season—and she then did it two more times! “Grandma” Gatewood was a founding member of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail Association; the Buckeye Trail passes through Mentor! Join us as we discuss and appreciate the accomplishments of Ohio’s “Hiking Grandma”!
- Saturday, August 13, 2022
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.