International Trails Day Festival Events

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Photo Karen Graham.
Volunteers came ready to work on the trails. Two teams of 15 volunteers each worked separate sections of the trail last month, with several new volunteers from the Peterborough Cycling club coming out to work on the Deyell extension which connects to the Ganaraska trail system.

Otonabee Conservation and its community partners in the 6th Annual International Trails Day Festival – June 1st to 3rd – are helping host events to celebrate trails in the area.

The festival is the result of the collaboration of municipalities, community groups and recreational clubs which have provided a variety of trail events since 2012. International Trails Day- the first Saturday in June- is a celebration of trails, their values, uses and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It also provides the opportunity to recognize those who build, protect and maintain trails and encourages co-operative efforts among different trail users.

According to Vice-Chair of the Conservation Authority Sherry Senis, the Peterborough area benefits from an extensive trail system. She explains, “Trails provide an open, safe space for recreation, education and physical activity, and a place where the landscape is preserved.”

The 2017 program kicks off with an event hosted by the Cycling Dudes of Peterborough who are organizing a “Geocaching” activity on Thursday evening, June 1st, followed several events scheduled for International Trails Day, Saturday, June 3rd which include events in Lakefield, in Peterborough and Millbrook.   Complete details for all the Trails Festival events are available on Otonabee Conservation’s website at http://www.otonabee.com/. KG

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