Press

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

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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Upgrade first phase complete!

Wellington Times

In a short six-week time span, seventeen kilometres of the Millennium Trail has been refurbished, a section that stretches from west of Bloomfield to the trail end at County Road 49, and includes a spur to Lake Street near the LCBO store in Picton. The upgrade project was led by Barry Davidson with support from an ad hoc Millennium Trail Committee. Central to the success of the project was the work of dozens of volunteers who spent three weekends removing brush that had grown in along the edges of the trail, as well as trimming overhead branches to provide clearance for heavy machinery.

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Trail rehabilitation gets underway

Picton Gazette

It’s full steam ahead for the Millennium Trail upgrade project. While work has been ongoing for the past week or more and over five kms of the trail has already been levelled and dressed, municipal officials, stakeholders and project supporters gathered at the trail head on Lake st on Tuesday morning to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking.

The rehabilitation of the Millennium Trail is a multi-year project in partnership with the PEC Trails, an informal community group and chief donor to the project. PEC Trails has fundraised $120,000 in support of the project, with the municipality committing a total of $370,000 over three years (2017-19).

But the tender process clearly showed trail improvement costs would be great and only small sections of the trial would be rehabilitated if the work was handed over to contracted companies.

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Shovels in the ground

Trails Committee Newsletter

We are organizing a ceremonial ground breaking event on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to kick off the project. As donors and Friends of the Millennium Trail, you are all invited to attend and help us celebrate the start of this project that, when finished, will provide a 48- kilometre resurfaced recreational trail that will benefit County residents for years to come.

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Trail upgrade co-ordination by ad hoc committee

Picton Gazette

After twice tendering for the work and receiving higher than expected bids, it appears the municipality will take a novel direction in the effort to restore the Millennium Trail.

On Thursday committee of the whole supported a motion that would cancel the tender issued for the Millennium Trail rehabilitation. The motion would also establish the Millennium Trail rehabilitation ad-hoc committee for the purpose of facilitating the capital project as approved by council. The motion would appoint current Prince Edward County Trails Committee members Barry Davidson, Patrick Maloney, Amy Bodman, and Vincent de Tourdonnet to the committee.

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