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Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association Completes Paved Upgrade On Omemee Trail

KAWARTHA LAKES-Just in time for active summer trail use, the upgrade and paving of 1.6 km of the Omemee section of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is now complete and accessible for all public non-motorized use.

Accessible to all–seniors and children on foot, cycling, and youth in-line skating and skateboarding–everyone will benefit from this significant trail upgrade. This new trail experience is here for all Omemee residents, all trail users and visitors passing through.

Funded by the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Government of Canada Active Transportation Fund, this upgrade on the 1.6 km section of the trail from Sibley Avenue to Emily Street provides smooth paved access for a variety of non-motorized use. This trail improvement initiative has contributed significantly to the municipality’s Active Transportation Plan currently being developed.

I am honoured to celebrate with you as we inaugurate this new paved trail right here in Omemee. This project is as a result of the vision and dedication of Al MacPherson, our Trail Volunteer/Executive Director who recently passed away. These improvements will ensure children, youth and seniors will have a safe and accessible space for their daily activities. This asset is now an integral part of this growing community. Our thanks to our funders who have made this trail enhancement possible. The ongoing support and partnership is much appreciated.” said John Hagarty, Acting Executive Director, Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association

The entire Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, which stretches 53.8 kilometres from Simcoe Road south of Manilla to Fowlers Corners, relies on volunteer and benevolent sources to manage and maintain the trail on behalf of all Kawartha Lakes residents. Volunteer stewards of the trail rely on contributions for maintenance, enhancements, and promotion.

Without government funding and kind contributions received through funding, donations, and sponsorships, trail maintenance and enhancements would not be possible. Contributors and donors are integral to the volunteer management of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, as it is not municipally funded. Volunteer stewards of the trail rely on contributions for maintenance, enhancements, and promotion.

Join local dignitaries, association members, affiliates, and knowledge keepers of Curve Lake First Nation to commemorate and celebrate the ongoing improvements to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail at the recently completed paving of 1.6 km of trail through Omemee. This much-anticipated enhancement includes a three-metre-wide paved trail, installation of bollards and barriers plus new signage.

Everyone is invited to a Ribbon Cutting Celebration

At the new paved trail in Omemee on Friday, July 28 at 1:30 pm

at trail access off Sturgeon Road North – GPS  44.30139, -78.5611

 

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