Lakes and Trails Festival 2021

The 2021 Lakes and Trails Festival Is Happening

The Organizing Committee of the Lakes and Trails Festival recently met and developed a format and set of activities that should respect probable COVID limitations. The 2021 Festival l will take place on Saturday July 17.

The Festival will include walking, cycling and boating activities that will highlight our community’s lakes, trails, history and meet likely safety protocols.  Participants will be invited to:

1)      Walk a scavenger hunt in historic Sydenham.  Historical interpreters will be available throughout the village to help individuals and families at a safe distance;

2)      Cycle in groups of 10 on a 10-kilometer family cycle, or join one of the groups cycling around Sydenham Lake: a favorite Festival event. Cyclists can also participate individually or in self-selected groups on one of numerous routes that follow the trails and quiet rural roads round Sydenham. Maps with local sites of interest will be provided;

3)      Paddle a poker-run/scavenger hunt to explore beautiful Sydenham Lake and Eel Bay.  

After participating in one or more of the Festival events participants will be eligible for Lakes and Trails memorabilia, invited to swim at the public beach in the Point Park and encouraged to shop at the many stores and restaurants in South Frontenac. 

The organizing committee will be working closely with the KFL+A Public Health Unit to ensure the safety of all participants. It is felt that all these events can proceed under most scenarios.

The Lakes and Trails Festival is based out of the Point Park in Sydenham.  It started in 2017. The Festival is a community celebration of South Frontenac’s natural environment, active lifestyle and history.

All activities are free, though donations are welcome. Pre-registration for the small group bike rides will likely be necessary.

Please follow our website, https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/, and Facebook Page for updates.

We look forward to seeing you on July 17th.

Author: Ross Sutherland

nurse, researcher, public health care activist, councillor South Frontenac Township

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