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FAB Trails Festival

FAB TRAILS FESTIVAL 

September 28 - October 12, 2019

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network is organizing a FAB Trails Festival to encourage and inspire community residents and visitors to appreciate the wealth of biodiversity as experienced through the trails of this area and to increase awareness of this regions UNESCO designation!

The Trails Festival is a fundraising event for the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network, a not-for-profit organization. Opening ceremonies will take place on September 28, 2019 at Charleston Lake Provincial Park-group camping site (parking fees will apply). We will have a speaker to connect us to the land and water and to increase participant awareness for how to act responsibly and still enjoy the natural world while on the trails. The opening ceremonies will be open to the general public.

This will be followed by two weeks of self-directed hiking, paddling, or cycling pre-selected trails in the biosphere. Keep scrolling for selected trails/associated maps and registration form.

Schedule of Activities
Date and Time Trail/Location Activity
September 28 Main event Charleston Lake Provincial Park Group Camping site - please pay for parking at main gate.
13:00 Group site Opening - Words Before All Else
13:15 Group site Introduction to FAB
13:30 Group site K&P Trail Infrastructure with Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development, County of Frontenac
13:45 Group site Trail safety and etiquette
14:15  Group site Draw for the registration prize
14:30 Group site Closing statements
October 5
10:00-14:00
Cataraqui Trail Join members of the Kingston Velo Club for a trip from Sydenham to Chaffey's Lock and complete the Family Friendly and/or Challenging FAB trails!
October 5 
10:00-15:00
Mulcaster Island Parks Canada guided hike of the island and R.A.R.E. program exhibit
October 6 11:00 Railway Trail Guided hike with a naturalist from Leeds Grenville Stewardship Council
October 9 10:00 K&PTrail Group family cycle with FABN October 9th- Orser Road to Harrowsmith
October 12 Donevan Trail Interpretive hike with Parks Canada, Prizes and Closing.

*Stay tuned for additions to the itinerary.
 

The festival and activities are free for all. The money raised from registration will help support the biosphere!

To participate and enter the draw to win prizes:

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BIOSPHERE TRAILS SELECTIONS
note: some locations charge parking and/or docking fees.

Difficulty Trail Name Type Links Links Notes
Family Hemlock Ridge Hiking Friends of Charleston Lake PP   Group hike on September 28th at 14:30.
Family Doe Lake Hiking

FABN

Frontenac Challenge This trail is also part of the Frontenac Challenge
Family Brock Trail Hiking FABN City of Brockville waterfront - start at Tunnel Road entrance of the Brockville Tunnel and continue west past Tall Ships Landing/Aquatarium ending at Rotary Park.
Family Railway Trail Hiking FABN #HikeCRCA This trail is also part of the #hikecrca challenge
Family Roger's Loop Hiking Town of Gananoque*   This trail features Letterbox geocaches from the Gananoque Public Library.
Family Donevan Trail Hiking FABN   There will be an interpretive hike with Parks Canada on October 12th.
Family Haskin's Point Hiking FABN   Start at the Seeley’s Bay boat ramp and follow the Haskin’s Point Trail
Family Cataraqui Trail Cycling Cataraqui Trail Association   Sydenham to Perth Road Village - access in Sydenham is at Frontenac Rd. 19, Bedford Rd, beside the grocery store. NOTE: the Kingston Velo Club is leaving Sydenham October 5th 10am for a group to complete this trail.
Family Parkway Cycling FABN Bike Map Pick a section: Gananoque to Ivy lea; Ivy Lea to Rockport; or Rockport to Mallowrytown Landing
Family Brock Trail Cycling FABN Bike Map Centennial to Parkdale Road (following Buell’s Creek)
Family K&P Trail Cycling County of Frontenac Map   Orser Rd. to Harrwosmith (8km) - Group cycle with FABN!
Family Lyndhurst to Delta Paddling FABN    
Family Gananoque River to Marble Rock Paddling FABN   End at Marble Rock Dam
Family Landon Bay to Mulcaster Isl. Paddling 1000 Islands Kayaking Map   Free docking with Parks Canada-register with FABN for a pass.
Family Gananoque to McDonald Isl. Paddling 1000 Islands Kayaking Map   Free docking with Parks Canada-register with FABN for a pass.
Family St. Lawrence Park East to Canteen Park Paddling City of Brockville   Paddle between Mile Isl. and Skeleton Isl. Hug the shore past Blockhouse Isl. View of Twin Sisters from Centeen Park, -Return same way.
Challenge Tallow Rock Hiking Friends of Charleston Lake PP   Group hike on September 28th at 10:00am with AdventureSmart presentation.
Challenge Slide Lake Loop Hiking FABN Frontenac Challenge This trail is also part of the Frontenac Challenge
Challenge Marble Rock Hiking FABN #HikeCRCA This trail is also part of the #hikecrca challenge
Challenge Cataraqui Trail Cycling Cataraqui Trail Association   Perth Road Village to Hwy 15 - access at Perth Road Village is at Frontenac Rd 10, half km north of the village.
NOTE: the Kingston Velo Club is leaving Sydenham October 5th 10am for a group to complete this trail.
Challenge Parkway Cycling FABN Bike Map Start in Gananoque and end at Mallorytown Landing (Plan your trip for October 6th and take a detour to Mallorytown to enjoy the AgriCulture event happening between 10am-3:30pm.)
Challenge Brock Trail Cycling FABN Bike Map Centennial to Blockhouse Island
Challenge K&P Trail Cycling Unity Road Start County of Frontenac Maps - Use 1, 2, 3 Unity Rd. to Verona (23km)
Challenge Delta to Jones Falls Paddling FABN   September 29th is Lyndhurst Arts and Culture Tour: https://www.facebook.com/events/430175854202342/
Challenge Sydenham Lake Paddling FABN    
Challenge Newboro Lake Paddling FABN    
Challenge Gananoque to Beaurivage and Bostwick Isl. Paddling FABN   Free docking with Parks Canada-register with FABN for a pass.
Challenge St. Lawrence Park West to Twin Sister Isl. Paddling City of Brockville   Cross the shipping channel at south side of Harvey Isl. Cross the shipping channel again after Twin Sisters and head to Molly’s Gut Isl. Look for the shipwreck near Molly’s Gut Isl. Hug the shore to return.

* Town of Gananoque Library Letterboxes

Gananoque Letterbox Geocaching

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