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David Archibald was kind enough to share his video for "One Step at a Time", a song inspired by the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail and dedicated to everyone involved in making this trail a reality which we can all enjoy. He is joined on the track by his daughter Renée, singing harmony.

Thank you David for this beautiful song and video! You can explore more of David's music on his website davidarchibald.com

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

KTCT Annual General Meeting 2019

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail will be hosting our Annual General Meeting in the coming weeks. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Please join us to provide input on the future of the trail.


Kawartha Trans Canada Trail
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

December 4th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Fleming College, Lindsay Campus, Room 252

Open to the Public

doubes trestle bridge renovation workers

70% complete! Workers from McColl Construction are doing a great job. The bridge will be safe, durable and attractive once it is finished by the end of November.

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Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association (KTCTA) consultant, Al McPherson said, “If not for a combination of contributions received through donations, sponsorships, trail maintenance and enhancements would not be possible.” Contributors are integral to management of the Kawartha section of The Great Trail. Kawartha Lakes’ stretch of trail is 53.8 kilometeres and it is not municipally funded. Volunteer stewards of the trail rely on contributions for maintenance, enhancements, and promotion.

Trail improvements to the historic Doube’s Trestle Bridge will commence mid September and could take 
2 months. The cost is in excess of $100,000. Worn wood decking is being replaced with environmentally friendly composite lumber to permit safer passage and provide a longer lifespan.   Doube’s Trestle Bridge passes over the Buttermilk Valley, which is roughly situated east of Omemee and west of Peterborough. Originally constructed in the 1880s for the Midland Railway, it stretches approximately 572 feet across nine spans and stands about 70 feet high. It is one of Ontario’s great remaining railway attractions. The bridge offers trail users, residents and visitors alike, beautiful vistas of natural features and drumlins in the Buttermilk Valley.

John Hagarty, KTCTA Chairperson, said, “Trail safety and enjoyment are paramount to our stewardship role.” Bridge maintenance is being done with minimal disruption to trail users, but we rely on their co-operation to ensure the contractor’s crew can get the job done in a timely manner. Trail users are encouraged to follow cautionary signs and asked to give way to the crew prior to crossing the bridge during the construction period. “Our Board and volunteers have been instrumental in a range of ongoing projects along the trail, such as trimming brush, trail bed maintenance, and garbage removal. Improvements to bridges, drainage, and signage are also critical maintenance tasks. We have undertaken numerous enhancement projects too,” added Hagarty. Contributions from residents and businesses are absolutely essential.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

NOTICE: Trail Restrictions

doubes trestle bridge

Doube’s Bridge will be under construction from September 15 - October 21, 2019, having the decking replaced. Access across the bridge will be possible but restricted.

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KTCT in the News

Click the links below to download various newspaper clippings about the trail.

 Official Opening1.7 MB
 Robin Esrock Book Tour1.3 MB
 Love Your Trail Campaign2.7 MB

Downloads

Click any of the links below to download a PDF of one of our brochures, reports, or newsletters.

General Brochure 7.2 MB
Donation Brochure 2.3 MB
Donor Acknowledgement 3.6 MB
2015-16 Annual Report 600 KB
2018 Photography Workshop 470 KB
KTCT Newsletter