Millennium Trail upgrade resumes

CountyLive Upgrades to the Millennium Trail through the Slab Creek and the Hubbs Creek provincially-significant wetlands is set to begin Tuesday, Nov. 12. This phase of upgrades will occur where the trail crosses Station Road in Hillier and continues east to Danforth Road. … read more »» Read More

The Wetlands

Trails Committee Newsletter The weather this weekend is looking great for Brushing of the final section of the Trail. When the volunteer teams are done, the trucks and rollers will finish the surface, and then,the aspirations of a 46 km Prince Edward County linear park will be realized, due to your help. Read the newsletter »» Read More

What a turnout!

Trails Committee Newsletter Thanks to the efforts of everyone who came out and brushed, we have completed the Wellington Section, brushing 11 km in record time. What’s next: Two volunteers, experienced in the use of pole saws will begin cutting the overhanging trees, first in the Wetlands section, and then Wellington. This cutting is necessary to allow the dump trucks to lift their beds up in order to deposit the gravel on the Trail. Read the newsletter »» Read More

Trail ToR Amendments sought

Picton Gazette Prince Edward County Council has referred a report of the Community Development Department back to staff in order to work further with the Prince Edward County Trails Committee to incorporate suggested amendments. PEC Trails Committee, along with the Ad-Hoc Committee to Upgrade the Millennium Trail, have been involved in the refurbishment and maintenance of the Millennium Trail for about three years. … read more »» Read More

Millennium Trail enforcement leads to charges

Picton Gazette Members of the Ontario Provincial Police’s East Region SAVE (Snowmobile, ATV, Vessel Enforcement) Unit were in Prince Edward County on Saturday to conduct general patrol enforcement on the Millennium Trail. Officers checked a dozen ATVs, interacted with approximately 50 cyclists and a few runners using the Trail. The officers also conducted a RIDE Program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check in Wellington. As a result of the enforcement, the officers on the trail issued one Trespass to Property Act… Read More

Millennium Trail reaches kilometre marker milestone

Picton Gazette If you’re looking for a beautiful scenic walk or bike ride through the county and want to keep track of your distance, the Millennium Trail has reached another milestone with the installation of kilometre markers. With the Picton trailhead located near Lake Street, residents and visitors can easily delve into the various restaurants, diverse businesses and cultural attractions offered within historic downtown Picton. “The Prince Edward County (PEC) Trails Committee, municipal staff and many volunteers have done an… Read More

Millennium Trail marks milestone with new signs

County Weekly News The revitalization of the Millennium Trail has reached another milestone with the installation of kilometre markers. “The Prince Edward County (PEC) Trails Committee, municipal staff, and many volunteers have done an incredible job moving this project forward,” stated Prince Edward County mayor Steve Ferguson. “I have heard a lot of positive feedback on the improvements, and we are excited that many more will be able to access this amenity.” The kilometre markers are part of the revitalization… Read More

Millennium Trail marks milestone with new signs

PEC Press Release “The Prince Edward County (PEC) Trails Committee, municipal staff, and many volunteers have done an incredible job moving this project forward,” says Steve Ferguson, Mayor, County of Prince Edward. “I have heard a lot of positive feedback on the improvements, and we are excited that many more will be able to access this amenity.” The kilometre markers are part of the revitalization of the trail, which includes resurfacing and grading, new directional and safety signage, and staging… Read More

OPP lay charges during Millennium Trail enforcement

Picton Gazette With reported incidents involving cars and trucks illegally driving on the Millennium Trail, the Ontario Provincial Police are turing their eyes to the former Canadian National Railroad track-turned-multi-use trail that snakes through the heart of Prince Edward County. On Sunday officers with the Snow Vehicle/All-Terrain Vehicle /Vessel Enforcement/Education (SAVE) Team of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) came to Prince Edward County to check for violators on Millennium Trail. The highly visible officers travelled from Picton to Carrying Place… Read More

Millennium Trail project to be completed in 2019

Picton Gazette Organizers of the volunteer-initiated project that will see Prince Edward County’s Millennium Trail rehabilitated and smoothed from the Carrying Place launch to the trail head in Picton assured Committee of the whole Thursday the effort will be finished on time and under budget. Project co-ordinator Barry Davidson was at Shire Hall to provide an update on the project that aims to re-surface the trail with limestone screenings, install kilometre makers and way-finding signage as well as the construction… Read More