Hundreds Celebrate International Trails Day on June 1

Written by admin, June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 – Trails throughout the City and County of Peterborough were full of cyclists, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts on Saturday, June 1 in celebration of the second annual International Trails Day.

Dozens came out to enjoy the day’s feature event and take part in the first supported ride of the newest section of the Trans Canada Trail stretching between Lang and Hastings.

“Trails offer a wonderful way to explore nature through the urban and rural landscapes of our region,” said Kathy Reid, Coordinator of Communications and Education with Otonabee Conservation.  “It’s inspiring to see so many community groups come together to create such an exciting array of family-friendly activities on our trails to promote physical activity in the great outdoors.”

Along with the celebration of the new 40 km round-trip trail between Lang and Hastings, other trails were featured throughout the day.  These included B.E.L. Rotary Bridgenorth Trail, Jackson Park Trail, Millbrook Valley Trail, Lakefield Trail, Sawer’s Creek- Scenic River Road Trail, Rotary in East City, and the Robert Johnston EcoForest Trail.

Trail marshals were on hand at each location to assist trail users. International Trails Day offered refreshments and giveaways along the featured trails for all visitors to enjoy.

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage.  It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June in several Canadian provinces including Nova Scotia and Manitoba.

 

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For further information, please contact:

 

Brittany Cadence                                                             Kathy Reid

Communications Supervisor                                      Coordinator, Communications and Education

Peterborough Public Health                 Otonabee Conservation

705-743-1000, ext. 391                                              705-745-5791