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2022 Lakefield Trail Events

Spring Nature Hike - Saturday, April 23, 2022

Poster for Spring Nature Hike

Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee volunteers are pleased to announce that local biologist/educator Sheila Potter will lead a Spring Nature Hike on Saturday, April 23, 2022. The hike will start at the Marshland Centre in Lakefield at 1:30PM.

Sheila Potter is passionate about connecting people to nature. She says her spring talk could be called “The Race is On!”. The race to arrive, set-up house, find a mate, raise some young - it is a stressful, exhausting and brutal time of year for organisms all around us but that makes for a wonderful show! Sheila will talk about how you too can create habitat with whatever small patch of land you might have. Learn about some of the great migrations and special birds to listen for at this time of year and list them on the app - eBird. Sheila will get participants to listen for frog calls near the marsh and she’ll talk about how turtles are starting to move this time of year and will soon be on the roads. Learn about iNaturalist - an app for identifying organisms of all kinds and Merlin - an app for bird calls.

Space is limited. Register on Eventbrite or call 705-652-0784. Masks are recommended for washroom access.

 Trail Work Day - Saturday, April 30, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, meet at 9:00AM at the shade shelter at the base of Reid Street at Water Street in Lakefield to start the work. If possible, please bring a shovel, heavy rake and a wheelbarrow. Don't forget working gloves! 

Come lend a hand to help spread limestone screenings and pick up garbage along the Lakefield Trail, and spread mulch around our Native Plant Garden.

  • Questions? Call Bruce Bellchambers at 705-652-5115
Trail Garden Work Day - Saturday, May 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, meet at 9:00AM at the Service Ontario building at 133 Water Street, Lakefield to start the work. If possible, please bring gardening tools. Garden gloves and a kneeling pad are recommended.

  • Questions? Call Bruce Bellchambers at 705-652-5115
Family Paddle Day - Thursday, June 16, 2022

The very popular annual Family Paddle Day will be held on Thursday June, 16, 2022 starting at the Lakefield Beach at 5:30 pm. You can bring your own canoe or kayak or use the canoes and kayaks that will be provided by Adventure Outfitters on a first come first served basis. However, we do suggest calling Adventure Outfitters prior to the event to request a canoe or kayak at 705-652-7986.

After paddling around Lake Katchawanooka and around the Marsh, participants are invited to enjoy hot dogs and marshmallows over an open bonfire and a “Canoe Cake” baked by Jennie Mackenzie of the Lakefield Pantry.

The Cheesy Fromage Grand Opening Scavenger Hunt on the Lakefield Trail - July 28, 29 and 30, 2022

Look for the “Lost Mice” of The Cheesy Fromage along the trail and you can win prizes of cheese, charcuterie and gift cards. Drop by the shop at 25 Queen Street and enjoy live music, learn about this contest and what this new business has to offer. 

Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee volunteers plan to be in attendance at The Cheesy Fromage Grand Opening to provide maps and information about the trail.

  • For more information, contact Bruce Bellchambers–Chair- by phone at 705 652-5115 or by email bellcham@nexicom.net.
Trail Garden Work Day - Saturday, September 24, 2022

Volunteers are needed to assist with a final fall weeding of the Native Plant Garden along the Lakefield Trail on Saturday, September 24th at 9am. Please meet at the Service Ontario building and bring your gardening gloves. 

  • Questions? Call Bruce Bellchambers at 705-652-5115

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