Be aware and stay safe

The municipality is encouraging Millennium Trail users to safely enjoy the fall foliage this year.

During this time of year, farm machinery is moving more frequently across the trail due to the harvest. It can be challenging for farmers to see trail users because the cab of the tractor is set back from the front of the machine. Both farmers and trail users should use extreme caution around these crossings.

The County has issued a safety advisory to trail users. Click here to read more …

Grass cutting on Trail this weekend

Grass cutting will begin at 8 am on Friday, August 14. The work is expected to continue on August 17-18.

The contractor will start at the Picton/County Road 49 end of the trail and proceed west along the entire length of the trail.

Noise levels will be elevated when grass cutting is taking place.

The municipality regularly monitors the trail and applies treatment when necessary to ensure that noxious plants such as wild parsnip, giant hogweed, and poison ivy do not encroach on the path.

Caution on the trail

Exercise caution when riding the Trail making sure to keep speed in check, as stops on short notice may be necessary.

There are numerous crossings for farmers to pull farm equipment to fields, and farmers cannot quickly stop.

It is up to Trail users to pay attention to all Trail crossings.

Happy Birthday, Barry

Barry Davidson – the moving force behind the trail renovation and upgrade – got a unique birthday present.

Barry wrote ‘I just received this picture as a gift from one of our daughters. It is entitled “Millennium Trail”, acrylic on canvas by Jonas McCann who has relatives in the County.’

2020 Spring Photographs

George Amaro took ‘a few photos’ on/from the Millennium Trail this spring (April through June), at Slab Creek and Hubbs Creek.

You can see all of George’s Spring 2020 images here and be surprised when you re-visit the trail later this year! But be quick.

Trail “launch points”

The Millennium Trail Committee seeks council’s approval of four additional ‘launch points’ development plans before members embark on further fundraising to construct them.

To read the detailed write-up on CountyLive.ca about the four additional launch points – click here 

Trail Upgrade arrives

On Monday, June 8th, the dump trucks, graders and roller will be on the Trail, starting at Closson Rd. and working east towards Wellington. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Trail from Danforth Rd. through to Connolly Rd. will be obstructed, in sections, until the work is completed. Please make plans accordingly. We know you have been waiting for this upgrade, and here it comes.

All done – end-to-end – and ready for all from late on June 12th.

Trail User survey [2020]

Take part in our 2020 three-season trail user survey. Not the human users, but the wildlife that use the trail.

The Hubbs Creek and Slab Creek sections of the Millennium Trail are set to be resurfaced with an additional 6 inches of limestone screening as soon as the County allows the work to be done. In the meantime, members of the PEC Trails committee and PECFN are interested in trying to get a better understanding of how animals are using the trail, especially in the spring, summer and fall seasons – until things freeze up and the snow falls. We could use your help! For more information, please read the Millennium Trail Wetland Monitoring Request for complete details of how to take part as many times as you want!

Image credit: Ramesh Pooran

And here’s an old friend.

Blandings Turtle spotted on the trail at Hubbs Creek on April 14 [2020]. This turtle has clearly been in a collision and been repaired and rereleased, probably repaired at Sandy Pines. It could well be the one that Dave Nixon released at Hubbs Creek off the Millennium Trail in the summer of 2016. He had found the turtle hit by a car on County Rd 2 right near the headwaters of Hubbs Creek and rushed it to Sandy Pines. After the turtle was rehabilitated, he released it off the trail because it is the same wetland.

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