Big Cove Tannery resident Gary Black takes a look across Big Cove Creek from the footbridge at the Kerper Tract on Tuesday. The Kerper Tract is just one of numerous options within the Buchanan State Forest for local residents wishing to stay close to home for their summer "staycation." The tract offers 2.2 blazed miles of hiking trail as well as picnic areas for outdoor enthusiasts. 003p1.jpg