A variety of actives, prizes, free ice cream and friendly people welcome children, from toddlers to teenagers, to the Lakes and Trails Festival. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of activity, music, food and community.
Child Friendly Cycling
The cycle skills competition is ideal for younger riders. Each participant will receive a prize with larger prizes for winners by age group.
The family cycle is 8 beautiful kilometres of flat riding beside Sydenham Lake on the Cataraqui Trail: perfect for younger families.
The helmet fitters and cycle repair station will work with younger riders to improve their safety and their bike’s condition.
Joining the crew on the Dragon boats is lots of fun and works for most children who can hold a paddle.
At 11 am there is a concert with Children’s performer, Gary Raspberry. Gary will be playing on the Point near the play structure.
The Reptile rescue group will bring a variety of reptiles for learning and touching, an annual favourite with children (and adults).
The Lakes and Trails Festival celebrates the areas natural beauty, active lifestyle and history. Other events include paddling on the lake, a community lunch, historic village walk, swimming, live music in the park and booths on outdoor activity.
Registration begins at 9:00 in Sydenham’s Point Park, come any time until 2:00. All events are free.
The final poster and timetable of the Third Annual Lakes and Trails Festival can be found at: 2019-06-11_Lakes-Trails-Festival_Poster_8.5×11.
Please run off a few and post them around your neighbourhood.
Come to the Lakes and Trails Festival and enjoy the natural beauty, active lifestyle and history of South Frontenac.
- A bike around the lake, a family cycle and a cycle skills course.
- Paddling a dragon boat or trying a new canoe or kayak.
- Taking the historic walk around Sydenham and walking the trails.
- A live children’s show with Gary Raspberry and noon hour concert with the Saggy Bottom Boys.
- Swimming, a free lunch, and many booths and other activities.
The Lakes and Trails Festival includes a free lunch for all attendees. After a morning of paddling, walking, cycling or just providing encouragement, everyone is welcome to stay for a free lunch, listen to a live concert and share stories.
This year the lunch will be fresh local roast beef sandwiches, roasted portobello mushroom sandwiches and salads. Southern Frontenac Community Services is preparing the lunch with help from volunteers.
Food Less Travelled in Verona is arranging for beef from a local abattoir. The portobello mushroom sandwiches will be marinated in DFC BBQ Sauce, made locally on Leland Rod. There will be more salads this year and donations are welcome.
For desert Trousdale’s General Store will provide one ice cream cone to all participants. The Public Health Unit will have free reusable water bottles for drinks. Everyone is welcome to bring their own bottles, plates and cutlery to help cut down on waste. Paper plates will also be available.
Come to the Third Annual Lakes and Trails Festival, July 20, 9am to 2pm, and enjoy South Frontenac’s active lifestyle, natural beauty and history. For a full schedule of activities visit the Lakes and Trails web site: https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/. See you on July 20th.
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.