It’s that time of year

After what has apparently been the slowest start to turtle nesting season in the last decade, turtles are back on the move to do some serious nesting from now until mid-July. Please keep a lookout for them on the trail and on the road so that you don’t hit them, especially near wetland areas.

Every species of turtle in Ontario is a Species at Risk – let’s try to help them along!

Story Book on the Trail

This one fell through the cracks of the ‘tell us what happened and we’ll post it on our web site’.

But better six months late than never, here’s Rotary in September 2022 stepping up to create more value for the trail and promote literacy

September 2, 2022 – The Wellington Rotary Club had an official opening of the Story Book Walk at the Millennium Trail, led by Rotarian Linda Donville, and constructed by Rotarian Ted Nash.

More from the Wellington Times here

Trail Brochure

Fine collaborative effort by PEC Trails committee members resulted in the creation of a tri-fold brochure for the trail. Packed with images and useful information, as well as a full trail map these brochures will soon be available at selected on-trail wineries and local tourism/cycle businesses.

To download a printable brochure [2-page PDF], click here.

TRAILJAM – group ride June 17th

This ride takes you end-to-end from the start of the Millennium Trail in Carrying Place, all the way across beautiful Prince Edward County, ending in Picton. This is a special opportunity to ride the entire trail (or half) with a large group of cyclists of all skill levels. The 2 options to participate are the Full Ride: 46 km (28 mile) end-to end ride or the 20km (12 mile) Fun Ride beginning in Wellington. Both rides end at Prince Eddy’s Brewing Company for a post-ride celebration meal, games, drinks, prizes, live music and more.

For more information see www.trailjamseries.com

Ontario Trails Council – Bill 23 Response

The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) – of which we are members – is a charity that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails and trail based activities in Ontario. OTC has written to Minister Steve Clark to voice concerns with regard to Bill 23 and the potential for a negative impact on Trail systems. A copy of this letter was sent to PEC Trails.

The Millennium Trail Committee endorses those views.

If you wish to learn more, you may access and review this letter visiting Bill 23 response [pdf] click here to download.

Civic Award

Mayor Steve Ferguson presented Civic Recognition Awards to Barry Davidson, Judy Kent, Adam Engel, and Christopher Moore at council’s meeting Tuesday.

Davidson was awarded for being the “driving force” in upgrading the Millennium Trail.

Millennium Trail – Terry Sprague

The Millennium Trail – a Trail for all Seasons with Terry Sprague. Presentation for the PEC Field Naturalists.

Terry Sprague is a naturalist who lives on Big Island. His weekly columns on nature appeared in local newspapers for 50 years. He has held positions at Glenora Fisheries Research and as an interpretive naturalist at both Sandbanks Provincial Park (8 yrs.) and Quinte Conservation (17 yrs.).   He is recipient of the 2002 Pioneer Conservationist Award from Conservation Ontario, the 2004 Richards Education Award from Ontario Nature, and the 2015 Gold Quill Award from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. 

The Millennium Trail – a trail for all seasons
Terry Sprague has walked the entire trail on six different occasions since 2005. In this presentation, he shares some of the history and his thoughts on this former CN railway line that runs for 48 km from Picton to Carrying Place. Both the human history and natural history are dealt with in this presentation, along with how it all came about. Meet some of the people who use the trail, and discover their fascination for this now popular cross county route.

Note: early section of video may have glitches with video. Stick with it.

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