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WATCH! for web site information about our Adventure Festival speakers- Colin Angus and Kevin Callan

Mark down in your callendar - June 1st and 2nd, 2012

Eric Larson (centre) Explorer,Al MacPherson (left) President KTCTA and Pete MacLoghlin (right) Event Committee Volunteer thank Eric for his inspiration talk at a farewell gathering at Pete and Chic MacLoghlin's house. The event was a great fundraiser for the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Plans are underway for the next event planned for June 1 and 2nd, 2012.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

College Students Help Out!

Students, staff , and faculty from Sir Sandford Fleming College Trails course along with KTCT volunteers help redeck the bridge in Omemee along the KTCT.

Thursday, 08 September 2011

Trail Lease Extended to 2018 and beyond?

Rick Johnson (MPP) and Al MacPherson (President KTCTA) annouce (August 30/11) the lease extension of the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail unitl 2018. As stated by Rick Johnson plans are to have this extended until 2025.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Rick Johnson visited the Frost Campus on Aug. 30 to celebrate the extension of an agreement the province has with the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association (KTCTA).

The KTCTA, a non-profit organization, has reached an agreement with the province to extend its current agreement by five years, until 2018, continuing to maintain and improve the trail in the Kawartha Lakes area.

The trail runs through the campus and the KTCTA has a close working relationship with Fleming College to ensure the campus portion is maintained and safe for all users. On the campus portion of the trail, users can view a regional map of the trail as well as signage that details local plants and wildlife, and a donor wall. The campus has also extended its lease agreement with KTCTA.

The strengthened partnership between Ontario and the KTCTA will ensure that this once-abandoned railway corridor will continue to offer Ontario families a healthy all year round experience.

“This extension will allow our Association to maintain its momentum and focus on updating, developing and managing a critical link for the Trans Canada Trail system,” said Allen MacPherson, president of the KTCTA.

“The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association will continue to develop and maintain a key green space that is enjoyed by the community while promoting tourism and economic development in the City of Kawartha Lakes,” said MPP Johnson, who is also Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli.


Quick Facts

• The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association was established in 2006 as a charitable, community organization and has invested more than $1 million in upgrades to the trail, through the participation of about 120 volunteers.

• Since 2006, the number of trail users has increased from a few dozen to an estimated 2,000 per year, which benefits the community and the local economy.

• The trail is used by local schools for both physical activity and outdoor education such as biology or geography field trips.

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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


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