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

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

Vandalism on Trail

CountyLive Two speed limit signs recently installed along the Millennium Trail wetlands to better protect wildlife, have already been vandalized, and garbage is being left trailside. The pair of 10-kilometre-an-hour signs had a large “x 5” spray painted in bright red beneath the number 10. Dave Robinet, a local trail user and past president of the Rotary Club of Picton states it’s an obvious – and illegal – act of opposition to the reduction from 50 km/h. … read more… Read More

A Civic Affair

Wellington Times By Chris Windfeld Former PECI civics teacher takes you for a ride along the Millennium Trail, pre and post resurfacing. My feet were getting bruised from the large stones and uneven ground as I jogged along the Millennium Trail. I needed to pass at least some of the slower moving students and staff, but the thorny brush made that impossible. It was the annual Terry Fox Run at the high school and I had foolishly challenged the students,… Read More

Maintaining the Trail

Barry Davidson for Wellington Times The Trail Surface Ready, set, go! The resurfacing of the Millennium Trail is completed now. More residents and visitors are enjoying it, particularly as a refuge from COVID-19 concerns. The Trail is all-purpose, to be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, people in mobility devices, ATVers, dirt bikes and horseback riders. Where it goes through farm properties, farm equipment may cross it to access their fields and on the two golf courses, golf carts and golfers may… Read More

Millennium Trail resurfacing complete

Wellington Times by George Amaro The dream is a reality. The resurfacing of the Millennium Trail, which began when kt misener of the Bloomfield Bicycle Company proposed it to the Rotary Club of Wellington in the fall of 2011, was completed on June 12. All 46 kilometres of it, from Carrying Place in the west to County Road 49 in the east. “The Millennium Trail is now a true County infrastructure gem,” said Patrick Maloney, the Chair of the PEC… Read More

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