Lakes and Trails Festival: Complimentary Activities

July 20th, the date of the Lakes and Trails Festival, also host four activities complimentary to the Festival.

The Kingston Velo Club is organizing a bike ride from Kingston out to the Festival.  Riders will stay for lunch, music and then bike back.  For details on how to join this ride go to the Velo Club web site, https://kingstonveloclub.ca/ .

Similarly, the Cataraqui Canoe Club is organizing a long paddle around Sydenham Lake with time to join the historic walk of Sydenham village, have lunch and listen to some music.  For details got to: http://cataraquicanoe.ca/.

On July 20th it is free to use Frontenac Provincial Park, a 10-minute drive from the Festival. Anyone who hikes one of the Parks great trails is welcome to come to the Festival for a free lunch and concert. For details visit https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/frontenac/events.

After an active morning of biking, walking or paddling at the Lakes and Trails Festival you can visit the Fantasy in the Forest Art Show, https://www.facebook.com/fantasyintheforest/.  Some of the best artists in Eastern Ontario are 10 minutes from the Festival until 5pm on Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on July 21.

Come out to South Frontenac on July 20. Enjoy a weekend of outdoor activities, history, music, food and art.

Dragon Boat Returns to the Lakes and Trails Festival

The Kingston Dragon Boat Club will be bringing on of its boats, plus a captain, to the Third Annual Lakes and Trails Festival, July 20, at the Point Park in Sydenham. The public are invited to be part of the crew and paddle the Dragon Boat up Sydenham Lake.

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The dragon boat experience was one of the highlights at the first Lakes and Trails Festival. Anyone who meets minimum size requirements is welcome to join the Dragon Boat crew. There will be numerous trips over the morning. Just bring your interest, love of being outdoors and willingness to crew a boat.

The Dragon Boat Club joins Frontenac Outfitters in providing a variety of paddling experiences to Festival participants.

The Lakes and Trails Festival is a community celebration of South Frontenac’s active lifestyle, natural beauty and history. It focuses on walking, paddling and cycling activities and includes a live outdoor music concert and free community lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration starts at 9 am at the Point Park in Sydenham, South Frontenac. Come anytime until two pm. There is no registration fee.

For more information on activities and schedules go to the Festival’s website, https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/, or visit the Lakes and Trials Festival Facebook page.

Saggy Bottom Boyz to Play at Lakes and Trails Festival

The Saggy Bottom Boyz, a local, classic rock and country group, will be playing a free lunch time concert on July 20 in the Point Park, Sydenham, as part of the Third annual Lakes and Trails Festival.

The lunch time concert, from 12-2pm, is part of an expanded live music program at this years Festival. Gary Raspberry, a local children’s performer will also be playing at the Festival from 11am to noon. Live music at the Festival is supported by a community grant from the Township of South Frontenac.

The Lakes and Trails Festival is a community celebration of South Frontenac’s active lifestyle, natural beauty and history. It focuses on walking, paddling and cycling activities. Come be active and stay for a free community lunch and concert.

Everyone, all ages, living in South Frontenac and visiting, are welcome to attend. Registration starts at 9am at the Point Park in Sydenham, South Frontenac. Come anytime until two pm. There is no registration fee.

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Lakes and Trails Festival Activity Schedule

The preliminary activity schedule for the third annual Lakes and Trails Festival has been posted. The Festival takes place July 20, 9 am-2 pm in the Point Park, Sydenham, South Frontenac, Ontario.

Everyone is welcome. All events are free and take place/start in the Point Park off Wheatly Street in Sydenham. Donations are encouraged.

Come out; be active; bring your family and friends; and enjoy our lakes, trails and history.

Cycling

Around the Lake – 21K loop leaves 10:15, 32K loop leaves at 9:45, 44k loop leaves at 9:30.

Family Cycle 8k – out and back on the Cataraqui Trail – 10:00.
Cycle Skills Competition – three skill events: the Zig Zag, The Paper Route and the Slow Bike. Leader board and prizes – suitable for all ages from training-wheels to experienced bikers – 9:00 to 12:00.

Yellow Bike Repairs, Helmet Fitting -9:00 to 12:00.

Paddling

Try a canoe or kayak on Sydenham Lake – Frontenac Outfitters will have a variety of boats for the public to try paddling – 10:30 – 1 pm

Meet other paddlers and paddle the lake at your own pace – maps available.

Walking

Historic walk of Sydenham – go at your own pace on the two-kilometre route with interpreters – start at The Point. anytime 10:30-1 pm.

Group walk with the Sydenham walkers to Harrowsmith and back – 11 kilometres, starts at 9 am, leaves Harrowsmith for return at 10:30.

Music

Gary Raspberry – Children’s performer – 11:00 the Point.
Concert in the Park – noon to 2 pm.

Community Lunch – Prepared by South Frontenac Community Services – 12:00 to 1:30. Free, donations appreciated.

Booths, children’s games, turtles and amphibians, and more activities – 9:00 to 2:00 on the Point.

Anytime, self -supervised activities: swimming at the Point, walking the Cataraqui and K+P trials, Frontenac Park, and Gould Lake Conservation Area; cycling trails and quite country roads (maps available).

Schedule updates will be posted to this web site.

Sydenham Walkers Group to Leads a Hike at the Lakes and Trails Festival

The Sydenham Walkers Group, a tireless, unstoppable, group of South Frontenac Resident’s who walk every morning at 6:45, will, be leading a group walk at the third annual Lakes and Trails Festival: Saturday, July 20, at the Point Park, Sydenham.

The group, lead by Vicki England, will meet at the Festival registration table at 9am: walk along the Cataraqui Trail to Harrowsmith (with great views of the Wilton Creek valley) and back.  It will be a leisurely walk with plenty of good company and local history.  People are also welcome to join the hike at Harrowsmith: leaving the corner of Hwy 38 and the Cataraqui trail about 10 am and returning to the Festival.  The one-way walk is 5.5 kilometres.

After the Walk participants can stay and enjoy the other Festival activities: share a free community lunch, go for a swim, take a boat out for a paddle, walk historic Sydenham, listen to live music, and visit the booths.

The Lakes and Trails Festival is a community celebration of South Frontenac’s active lifestyle, natural beauty and history.  It focuses on walking, paddling and cycling activities and includes a live outdoor music concert and free community lunch.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Registration starts at 9am at the Point Park in Sydenham, South Frontenac.  Come anytime until two pm.  There is no registration fee.

For more information go to the Festival’s website, https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/, or visit the Lakes and Trials Festival Facebook page.

Gary Raspberry, Children’s Performer, Returning to 219 Lakes and Trails Festival

Gary Raspberry, who played to a rapt audience of about 50 children at last year’s Lakes and Trials Festival, will return this summer.

Gary is a well-known local children’s entertainer.  More on Gary can be found at:  http://garyrasberry.com/.

Among other local activities Gary volunteers to help out at New Leaf Link program for adults with disabilities.  We are very excited to have Gary back for another year.

The third annual Lakes and Trails Festival is on July 20 from 9am to 2pm in the Point Park, Sydenham, South Frontenac. Everyone is welcome, all event are free.

Third Annual Festival Planning Started

The Organizing Committee has had its first meeting to start planning the 2019, third annual, Lakes and Trails Festival.

All the core activities will be there to celebrate our natural history and active lifestyle: Frontenac Outfitters new and exciting boats to try on the lake, the cycling activities and the historic walk of Sydenham.

We hope the Dragon Boat will return with a War Canoe, the Sydenham Walking group is planning a hike to Harrowsmith and back on the Cataraqui Trail and there will be live music on the point for children and adults.

And, of course, we will again have a large community lunch for everyone who participates. All events will continue to be free and donations before or at the event are welcome.

We have an initial flyer to get the word out. If you have an event where we could distribute the flyers, please contact us. We look forward to seeing everyone on July 20th. 20190204_110545 (1)