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Lakefield Trail Events

Contacts

Township of Selwyn
1310 Centre Line
Selwyn, ON
K9J 6X5

Phone: 705 292-9507
or 877 213-7419


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2017 Lakefield Trail Events

PolarFest Night Hike

February 3, 2017

Join the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee for the nature in Winter Guided Night Hike on the Lakefield Trail. Hikers will set out from the Marshland Centre at the Lakefield Beach. The hike returns to the beach where you will be welcomed by a toasty campfire to roast marshmallows and warm your insides with a cup of hot apple cider. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a flashlight. For more details about the Night Hike call 705-292-9507. 

Trail Work Day

Saturday April 22, 2017 at 9 AM

It is Spring Time and The Lakefield Trail Needs You Again!      

Please come give us a helping hand on Saturday, April 22 at 9AM for spreading limestone screenings and picking up garbage along the Trail, and also spreading mulch around our Native Plant Garden on the Lakefield Trail.

Meet at the Shade Shelter at the base of Reid Street on the river (by St. Paul's Catholic Church) at 9 AM to start the work. There is so much to do, we would so appreciate it if you could help. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with our plans, we usually work through anything anyway.

If you can, please bring a shovel and heavy rake and a wheelbarrow if you have one? Don't forget working gloves if you need them.

Please call Bruce Bellchambers of the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee at 705-652-5115 if you have any questions.

Garden Work Day

Saturday May 13, 20167at 9 AM 

Please come give us a helping hand on Saturday, May 13 at 9AM for spreading mulch and helping in the Native Plant Garden on the Lakefield Trail.

Meet at the Service Ontario building on Water Street in Lakefield at 9 AM to start the work. There is so much to do, we would so appreciate it if you could help. Don't forget working gloves if you need them.

Please call Bruce Bellchambers of the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee at 705-652-5115 if you have any questions.

International Trail Day Celebration

Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10 AM

International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. The Lakefield Trail will be celebrating International Trail Day by hosting a Nature Hike. Meet at 10 AM at the Marshland Centre in Lakefield and join us for a guided hike along the trail.

Tracy Logan will be leading the hike this year and focusing on invasive species. Tracy is a naturalist and ISA Certified Arborist with a background in Horticulture and Ecosystem Restoration. Her and her husband, Matt Logan, own Logan Tree Experts, a tree care service in the Kawartha region. Tracy will share her knowledge of invasive species found on land and in the water as well as highlight  our native trees, shrubs, plants, birds and animals. Come out for a leisurely walk around Haque Point - remember your binoculars!

Family Paddle Event

June 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Meet at the Lakefield Beach on Hague Blvd.
Join the Lakefield Stewardship Committee & the staff at Adventure Outfitters for an evening paddle on Katchewanooka Lake, in celebration of National Canoe Day. Meet at the Lakefield Beach at 5:30 pm. Bring your canoe or kayak. Adventure Outfitters will have extra canoes on hand for those who don't have one. There will be a beach bonfire after the paddle. For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 705-292-9507 ext. 243. 

Booth at the Lakefield Jazz Festival

July 8, 2017

Booth at the Lakefield Sidewalk Sale

August  12, 2017

Canada 150 Historic Walk

September 10, 2017

More information to come, check back soon!


Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee Gala

"Evening of Good Cheer" Gala & "River Raffle" Raise $21,994.73 for Selwyn Trails.

 At "A Gala Evening of Good Cheer", held November 14th at Lakefield College School, 175 people came together to celebrate trails in Selwyn Township. The gala raised a total of $14,051.47 to go to support the future development of trails in the Township.

 "Our organizing committee is very thankful to all the generous businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent and live auction." states organizing Chairperson David Walsh. It was exciting to watch as the bidding quickly became very serious on such items as a canoe paddle crafted by master canoe builder, Walter Walker.

 The culmination of the evening was the entrance of the voyageurs with the "River Raffle" cedar strip canoe. The lucky winners were John and Josephine Wilkins who live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Matt Logan of Logan Tree Services will store the canoe for his aunt and uncle until they are able to pick it up next summer. Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee volunteers had spent the summer at festivals and markets, selling tickets on this locally built canoe. The "River Raffle" raised a total of $7,943.26 for maintenance of the Lakefield Trail.

 "The atmosphere was electric with all these folks together who understand the importance of trails in our area. We consider the evening to have been a wonderful success and continue to hear compliments from everyone who was in attendance." states David Walsh.

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Contact: David Walsh 705 652-7402


More Information

More information will be posted prior to each event in the local media.

If you would like to receive a personal invitation to our special events, please send us your name and email address. We will add your contact information to our data base, which is used for the sole purpose of keeping Trail enthusiasts current on all of our events.

If you would like to know more about our events or would like to offer your services as a volunteer at any of our events please call 705-292-9507 Ext. 243 or email us.

 

See you on the Trail!