Everyone who participates in an activity at the Lakes and Trails Festival will receive a hat. Everyone who registers will get a ticket for lunch and an ice cream cone. Those that try the cycle skills course will get a bell for their bike. And there is a bike mechanic to help you with simple repairs.
What you need to do is come along prepared to join in where you can. Walk, bike, paddle, swim, and/or enjoy the music, company and good food. Basically, come out and have a good time.
Did we mention that there is a clean lake to cool off in, shade to listen to music under, and ice to keep your water cold? If you have one, bring your reusable water bottle. If not, no worries, we have some for free from the Public Health Unit.
The Lakes and Trails Festival is this Saturday, July 20, from 9-2 in the Point Park, Sydenham. Everyone is welcome; come any time; all events, lunch and music are free.
Look at what’s happening at the third annual Lakes and Trails Festival, this coming Saturday, July 20, in Sydenham, South Frontenac.
For a PDF of the map click: site map 2019 pdf 2
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 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.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and came to the 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival. It was a wonderful event and, most importantly, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It took a community to make it happen: thank you everyone.
The Lakes and Trails Festival is five days away, Saturday, July 14, 9:30 at the Point Park in Sydenham. The final details are coming together.
All activity participants will receive a Lakes and Trails ball cap with our foxy logo. We are also looking for a name for our Fox. All suggestions are welcome: bring yours to the Festival.
All registrants are welcome to join us for a free community lunch and a Trousdale’s Generals Store ice cream cone, bike lights and bells, and water bottles from the Public Health Unit.