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.