Press Coverage

Listed below are an assortment of articles and information concerning our Millennium Trail. Each link opens in a new window 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 charge, one fail to have chin strap fastened (helmet) and one licence plate violation. At the RIDE check one seatbelt violation was issued and a Roadside Screening Device was administered with a pass as a result.

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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 incredible job moving this project forward,” said Steve Ferguson, Mayor of the County of Prince Edward. “I have heard a lot of positive feedback in the improvements and we are excited many more individuals and families 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 areas.

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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 of the trail, which includes resurfacing and grading, new directional and safety signage, and staging areas. The kilometre markers were made possible by sponsors and provincial tourism funding.

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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 areas. The kilometre markers were made possible by sponsors and provincial tourism funding.

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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 and encountered numerous trail users on foot, bicycles, ATV’s, UTV’s and dirt bikes.

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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 of launch and and parking areas at various locations along the route.

Commencing in August 2018, the rehabilitation work (brushing and resurfacing) started where the Rotary Club of Wellington project ended at Hwy 33 just east of Wellington and advanced towards Picton. From the starting point, the trail was rehabilitated all the way east to County Road 49, including the fork terminus at Lake Street and the short spur leading to Upper Lake Street. In total, rehabilitation of 17.1 km of the trail was completed in approximately six weeks and volunteers spent 300 hours brushing and another 300 hours managing the project.

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Upgrades update

CountyLive

Plans to complete upgrades to Prince Edward County’s Millennium Trail this year are well under way with specific interest on how to move through two significant wetlands.

Barry Davidson, chair of the Trails Improvement Ad-Hoc Committee, updated councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, on work completed last year, and plans for 2019.

Davidson lead volunteers through more than 300 hours last summer and fall to complete 17.1 kms of trails between Highway 33 east of Wellington, east to County Road 49. He was also responsible for leading the 11km of work completed in 2012-2015 by the Wellington Rotary Club from the Danforth Road to Highway 33, east of Wellington.

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