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.
|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|
|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!|
|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:
BIOSPHERE TRAILS SELECTIONS
note: some locations charge parking and/or docking fees.
|Family||Hemlock Ridge||Hiking||Friends of Charleston Lake PP||Group hike on September 28th at 14:30.|
|Family||Doe Lake||Hiking||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||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
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