Walking with Thunder – walk #2

Picton Gazette BEST PALS Conrad Beaubien and Thunder the donkey walked their second trek on Wednesday for ‘Walking with Thunder’, a monthly walk on the Millennium Trail from Oct. 2020 to May 2021 to raise funds for assist artists, artisans, field naturalists and others set in their practices to creatively invent opportunities for small, safe and welcoming gatherings in studios, work settings and outdoors. … read more »» Read More

Final touches

Over the past week our Trail volunteers have been busy, inspecting their sections, and reporting back on conditions. Paul Greer generously donated limestone screening and this Thursday, November 5th, volunteers met at Greer’s to pick up screening material and head out on ATVs, armed with shovels and work gloves. The aim was to fill depressions, and potholes, and smoothing over ruts that have appeared after a very busy season. Again, thank you for taking all that you were able to… Read More

Walking with Thunder – walk #1

Wellington Times Anyone walking the Millennium Trail near Consecon recently may have done a double take. Happening upon a donkey isn’t an everyday occurrence, but on an overcast, and at times showery, October day, Hiller artist and storyteller Conrad Beaubien could be seen in the company of Thunder the donkey. Walking side-by-side, Beaubien and Thunder were followed, in Pied Piper fashion, by a small, safely-distanced, contingent of invited attendees for the launch of a unique project. … read more »» Read More

====\\ DeRAIL temporary public art

A community-engaged, site-specific, temporary, public art program animates a western section of the Millennium Trail with Conrad Beaubien and Krista Dalby / The Department of Illumination. The program takes place during the slower tourism months, October 2020 to May 2021. Conrad Beaubien’s meditative monthly walks with a donkey, and The Department of Illumination’s celebratory bike parade in Spring, both invite audiences to pause, to listen, to observe, and to consider how we might think differently about this unique, shared public… Read More

Coming (back) soon

Observant trail users will have noticed that our wonderful signs are missing! One in Bloomfield and one near the mill in Consecon. But that’s only a temporary situation while they are being restored pro bono by Britney at Quinte Paint . The originals were created by PELC, and Lori Farrington there gave us permission to use the logo. Read More

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…. 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… Read More

Ambassador Program launched

At a meeting of socially-distanced Friends of the Millennium Trail and PEC Trails committee members in Wellington Park, the ambassador program was officially launched. This special opportunity to help out is made even more exciting with a stunning Fall Fashion wear 🙂 identifying you as a volunteer. Read More