Craig Bakay | Sep 19, 2018
Central Frontenac celebrated its 2nd annual Trail Day Saturday with most events happening at the Caboose in Sharbot Lake’s Railway Park. There were trail rides, historic walks, bands, little theatre, pickle ball, washer toss, story tent and end-of-the-trail stew at the Legion to finish things off.
Dep. Warden Denis Doyle brought greetings from Frontenac County.
“We started a committee 11 years ago and I was on it,” he said. “It’s turned out to be a much bigger project than any of us expected and I want to see it completed.”
A number of people were wondering when that might be.
Colin MacDonald and his wife Claire cycled up from Kingston for the event.
“We heard it went all the way to Renfrew but we only made it as far as that big swamp,” he said.
Mayor Frances Smith conceded that there are a few gaps still from Tichborne to Sharbot Lake.
“We’re working on getting rid of that swamp,” she said. “There may be some potential with beaver dams.”
But overall, most were just enjoying a sunny day and a community gathering.
“We want people to use FaceBook to report on and promote the trail,” said Doyle. “The more people that use it, the more we can justify the gobs of money we’re trying to find under every rock.”
“The takeaway from this is that this (Central Frontenac and Frontenac County) is a great place to have fun and trails are a great focus for that,” said organizer Bill Bowick.
Oh, and the pulled pork was particularly good.