2018 Festival Wonderful

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and came to the 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival. It was a wonderful event and, most importantly, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It took a community to make it happen: thank you everyone.

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Lakes and Trails Festival Saturday

Come out to the Lakes and Trails Festival this Saturday, July 14, in Sydenham.

Be active and cool off in the lake. Bike and Swim, Walk and Swim, Paddle and Swim, or just enjoy the activities in the shade by the lake.

The main events are:

• Bike around the lake.
• Historic walking tour of Sydenham.
• Paddle on the lake.
• Family bike trip.
• Cycle skills competition.
• Live music on Mill Street.
• Free community lunch.
• Free Ice Cream to all registrants.

Festival 2018 Bling

The Lakes and Trails Festival is five days away, Saturday, July 14, 9:30 at the Point Park in Sydenham. The final details are coming together.

All activity participants will receive a Lakes and Trails ball cap with our foxy logo. We are also looking for a name for our Fox. All suggestions are welcome: bring yours to the Festival.

All registrants are welcome to join us for a free community lunch and a Trousdale’s Generals Store ice cream cone, bike lights and bells, and water bottles from the Public Health Unit.

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Full Lakes and Trails 2018 Activity Schedule

The linked poster includes the complete 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival activity list.  Please feel free to run off and post.    Bring you bikes, boats, swim suits and walking shoes, or just come for the conversation and to find out more about South Frontenac’s natural beauty, active lifestyle and history. We look forward to seeing you all on July 14.

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Walk Historic Sydenham at the Lakes and Trails Festival

The second annual Lakes and Trails Festival is on July 14 in Sydenham Ontario. It celebrates the areas natural beauty, active lifestyle and history.

Sydenham is a historic village dating back to early 1800s.  It is home to Canada’s longest continually running general store and has vibrant industrial and cultural history.

The walk of historic Sydenham follows a 2 kilometre route with local history interpreters.  The historic interpreters will be on the route from 9:30 am to noon.

Go at your own pace.  The walk starts at The Point Park.  Come at a time convenient to you and hear stories from Sydenham’s past.

If you want a longer walk Sydenham is close to the junction of the Cataraqui Trail, the K+P Trail and the Rideau Trail.  Frontenac  Provincial Park is only 12 Kilometers north.  All provide wonderful hiking options.

After the walk stay for a free community lunch – donations appreciated – and a free music concert on Mill Street. There will be a not-free beer garden and coffee patio with other treats.

Other events include paddling on the lake, cycling around the lake, a cycle skills competition, a children’s music concert with Gary Raspberry and a variety of other activities and booths. Join-in where you can.

Registration begins at 9:30 in Sydenham’s Point Park and the music ends at 4. Come any time.

The Around the Lake Bike Routes Map

There are three Around the Lake bike routes:  21K, 32K and 44K.   About 70% of the trips are on the Cataraqui Trail and the K+P Trail.  Paved,  low-speed, low-volume country roads make up the rest with one 200 meter stretch on a paved shoulder of Sydenham Road, and 80k/hr arterial road.  There are a few gentle hills but the routes are primarily flat.

The routes can be viewed at: Lakes_Trails Festival-Around the Lake (2)