Kawartha Adventure Travel Festival Website

Adventure Travel Festival

Watch for coming details on the 4th Annual Adventure Travel Festival! Planned for the weekend of INTERNATIONAL TRAILS DAY 2015 - Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Visit the new Kawartha Adventure Travel Festival website for more details, to purchase tickets, or to become a trail donor today!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bucket List Media Sponsors






Great Canadian Bucket List


April 26, 2015 Author Bucket List Speaks at Fund Raiser

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail- Photo right President 

KTCT Al MacPherson with Author Robin Esrock

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snowmobling West Side KTCT

trans canada trail snow grooming

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail -Annual General Meeting

Public is welcomed to attend KTCTA  Annual General Meeting at Fleming College

Tuesday November 18th at 3:00pm

Room Number posted in main foyer of the College

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tree Spirit Awaits your Arrival

The indigenous people have always known that trees have spirits within them. Two cedar log sculptures have been carved alongside the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Pic Seed Sun Shelter where the trail crosses Eldon Road, located south of Oakwood not far from Mariposa Elementary School.

Knock on the sculpture to awaken the tree spirit inside as the images on the two cedar logs symbolizes the spirit within the logs that provides uplifting energy, cleansing, protection, prosperity & healing.

Colin Partridge from Thornton, Ontario a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, an avid supporter of the Trans Canada Trail vision of connecting Canada together creating the longest trail in the world, did the carvings for the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail.

Colin Partridge doing a cedar log carving

Tree spirit cedar log carving showing a face

Photo of Colin using chain saw to create the tree spirit image by Al MacPherson

Saturday, July 19, 2014


The trail heading west after Highway 36 over pass bridge leading into Lindsay has been blocked by construction at the end of  Dobson Street sub-division - you will need to dismount you bike and walk to Dobson Street - remember KTCT continues to the left at Dobson and Logie; for those traveling east dismount you bike end of Dobson Street and walk to trail be careful. Plans are to have a temporary trail constructed as soon as possible.

Save the Bees

Jamie Morris, a retired teacher and volunteer with Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, and students at Mariposa Elementary School built and installed Bee Boxes along the trail near Eldon Road, south of Oakwood.
(Pickseed Trail Access Point)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Summer 2014 Relay for Life

Summer 2014 Relay for Life Ad

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Heart of Ontario Snow Conditions

Heart of Ontario Logo

CLICK HERE for current snow conditions from the
Heart of Ontario Snowmobile Club.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Volunteers of the Year

Two volunteer awards were presented this year at the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Annual General Meeting December 2, 2013. Pictured below is President Allen MacPherson with Wayne Alldred Director and Treasurer who has decided to step down from the Board of Directors. During his five years with KTCTA he has provided excellent leadership, commitment
and support.

Al MacPherson and Wayne Alldred

Bill Elliott Vice President KTCTA presents Dave Birch the Volunteer Award for 2013 for his efforts looking after the east section of the KTCT.

Bill Elliot and Dave Birch

Ellen Woodward and Wayne Alldred were presented five year Trans Canada Trail Pins by President Allen MacPherson for their volunteer time with the KTCTA. Absent from the photo is John Hagarty and Linda Skelton who have contributed five years to the organization.

Ellen Woodward and Wayne Alldred

Friday, November 15, 2013

Annual General Meeting

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association Annual General Meeting. Everyone welcome to attend. December 2nd, 2013. Fleming College Lindsay Room 252, 4-5 pm. Amendment to Bylaw #1 Section 9.01 to be presented. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trail User Survey Results




SUMMER, 2012


A similar survey was conducted summer, 2011. There were 100 trail users “intercepted” at four different locations, different days and times on the trail and interviewed.

1. Top 3 reasons for using the KTCT were:

#1- Exercise

#2- Enjoy Nature

#3- Recreation


2. The months most often used were:

#1- July

#2- August

#3- June

#4- September


3.35% of the trail users stop in at businesses to purchase items.

4.On the average between- $10-15 dollars was spent.

5.65% of the trail users did not encounter any ATVs or Dirt Bikes on the trail- 35% did.

6.30% felt signage was adequate; 30% not adequate and 40% did not respond

7.75% knew about the trail by Word of Mouth- someone told them about it.

8.50% drove vehicles to access points to cycle/walk the trail; 35% cycled the trail from home; 15% did not respond

9.75% were not aware of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail web site; 25% were aware of it.

10.95% of the trail users felt safe on the trail.

11.Installation of benches was the major recommendation made

12.100% of the trail users rated the quality/condition of the trail between Excellent and Very Good

13.Special events and donation boxes on the trail were the most common suggestion to raise funds for the trail.

14. 100% of the trail users felt the trail was very important to important to have in the community.

15.Top three improvements to the trail were:

#1- garbage cans

#2- washrooms

#3- parking

16. Top three place of residents for trail users were:

#1- Peterborough

#2- Omemee

#3- Lindsay

17.. Those interviewed - 50% were walkers and 50% were cyclists    

18.. Those interviewed- 50% were female and 50% were male 

Monday, June 03, 2013

3rd Annual Adventure Travel Festival a Success


Extreme Runner Ray Zahab (left) and Al MacPherson President Kawartha Trans Canada Trail

Saturday, May 04, 2013



The KTCT will be we conducting a vegetation spray program from May 20 to June 15. Herbicide spraying of roundup will be applied pending favourable spray conditions. The application of roundup will be conducted by a Licensed Sprayer. It is safe to humans. As a precaution the trail will be posted closed as the work is conducted. For further information please send your comments to our website 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lilac Festival - International Trails Day


Enter the trail from the east off Logie Street at the north end of Logie Park or from the west off Logie St. at Lindsay St. South. 

Newly completed in the fall of 2009, this hard top surfaced portion provides accessibility as it meanders beside the unique Memory Walk with views of the river and through the perennial Welcome Gardens, the Gateway to the Lilac Gardens of Lindsay, stewards of this portion of the trail. 

The Gardens is a haven for nature lovers where 41 different bird & several butterfly species have been recorded, encouraged by select plantings and the 'Butterfly Garden' which provides a perfect habitat. Park benches allow for pleasant resting places to take a lunch break and to enjoy nature and the beauty of this 'jewel', especially at the end of May when the lilacs are in full bloom. 

This year, 2013, International Trails Day, June 1st falls on the last Saturday of our Open House Lilac Festival. Come & join in the festivities. 

See more www.lilacgardensoflindsay.org

Monday, April 01, 2013

Award Winning Conservation Effort

Just north of Scott Young Elementary school there is a pathway the leads from the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail to top of a hill overlooking the trail and school. This land is owned by the Trillium Lakelands School Board and under the leadership of Kevin Adams (former teacher) students have been and are stewards of this land planting hundreds of trees and shrubs.


Monday, March 25, 2013


Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is open but it is extremely soft and wet due to the slow snow melt. Suggest to walk and not cycle the trail until end of April. A reminder the trail is closed to motorized use. Appreciate trail users to contact us via email about trail conditions.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Volunteer Year 2012

Steve Callaghan was honoured by Al MacPherson President of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association Annual General Meeting (November 29th, 2012)  for his dedication in helping maintain the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail.   

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Donate Today with CanadaHelps.org

Canada Helps Logo

You can now donate to Kawartha Trans Canada Trail online using the CanadaHelps.org website. CanadaHelps is a safe and secure way to donate to the charity of your choosing online. Through CanadaHelps, you decide how much to give, when to give, how often to give, and who gets your personal information.

Please click on the logo above to be taken to the CanadaHelps website and donate today!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Explorer/Adventurist Colin Angus Adventure Travel Festival

Colin Angus with Al MacPherson after an amazing presentation about his travel around the world using ONLY human power.