Riding with the animals

Wellington Times The first of two Join our HERD! events to be held in Prince Edward County took place on Sunday afternoon. In an idea dreamed up by Krista Dalby, artistic director with The Department of Illumination, the fun began with an outdoor workshop in Benson Park where the idea was for people and bicycles to transform into animals for the afternoon. The theme involved recycled materials, mostly cardboard, where piles of decorated tails and ears and eyes were waiting… Read More

8 Wing Training on Trail

CountyLive Members representing the 8 Wing CFB Trenton Aircraft Salvage and Recovery team were participating in a training exercise on the Millennium Trail, Thursday. During a quick stop in Bloomfield, Sgt. Petey Danger, supervisor of ATESS Aircraft Recovery and Salvage, said the team – with members from several units and squadrons from 8 Wing – was travelling from Consecon to Picton. ATESS (Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron) provides specialized engineering, training and production services in support of worldwide air… Read More

The Barry Davidson project

Wellington Times For the first decade or so, it seemed just another expensive blunder by the newly amalgamated municipality. In 1997 it had acquired a 46-kilometre-long rope of liability stretched across the landscape from Carrying Place to Picton. Despite paying $100,000 for the former railway line, Shire Hall had no more money and little ambition for its Millennium trophy. And then Barry Davidson took on the challenge … … read more »» Read More

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