The third annual Lakes and Trails Festival on July 20 in Sydenham Ontario features an interpreted walk of the historic village
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 10:30 am to 1pm.
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, a group of walkers will be walking to Harrowsmith and back (12kilometres total) on the Cataraqui trail leaving the Festival registration desk at 9am.
Sydenham is also 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 live music concert in the Point Park with the Saggy Bottom Boyz from noon to 2.
Other events include paddling on the lake, cycling around the lake, a cycle skills competition, a children’s music concert with Gary Raspberry, a dragon boat and a variety of other activities and booths. Join-in where you can.
Registration begins at 9:00 in Sydenham’s Point Park and the music ends at 2. Come any time.