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 2014 - Saturday, June 7th.

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

adventuretravelfestival.ca


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

KAWARTHA TRANS CANADA TRAIL

TRAIL USER SURVEY

SUMMARY

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

ATTENTION TRAIL USERS

 

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

TRAIL OPEN BUT SOFT AND WET

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.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fowlers Corner Lions Club Repair Barriers

Fowlers Corner Repairs


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Biker Babes

Biker Babes west section Kawartha Trans Canada Trail 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Adventure Travel and Slide Festival - June 1, 2 2012

WATCH! for web site information about our Adventure Festival speakers- Colin Angus and Kevin Callan

Mark down in your callendar -  June 1st and 2nd, 2012


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Adventure Travel Festival -Nov 4,5th, 2011

 

Eric Larson (centre) Explorer,Al MacPherson (left) President KTCTA and Pete MacLoghlin (right) Event Committee Volunteer thank Eric for his inspiration talk at a farewell gathering at Pete and Chic MacLoghlin's house. The event was a great fundraiser for the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Plans are underway for the next event planned for June 1 and 2nd, 2012.

 


Saturday, September 24, 2011

College Students Help Out!

Students, staff , and faculty from Sir Sandford Fleming College Trails course along with KTCT volunteers help redeck the bridge in Omemee along the KTCT.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Trail Lease Extended to 2018 and beyond?

Rick Johnson (MPP) and Al MacPherson (President KTCTA) annouce (August 30/11) the lease extension of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail unitl 2018. As stated by Rick Johnson plans are to have this extended until 2025.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

St Mary's KTCT Repairs

Another photo of volunteers repairing damage to trail.