Kawartha Trail to add 44 km to TCT in Ontario

April 8, 2008 | 4 comments

Dan Andrews, General Manager of Trans Canada Trail Ontario, formally presented the national designation to Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association president Al MacPherson and his team. The event was held on Wednesday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm at the Pigeon River Access point-bridge/trail.

Dan Andrews (TCTO) and Al MacPherson (Kawartha TCTA).

This signals the Kawartha Trail’s official joining of the TCT. The trail group will now begin construction of the trail which will run along an abandoned rail corridor the length of the Kawartha Lakes, from the boundary of Peterborough County/City of Kawartha Lakes to the City of Kawartha Lakes/Durham County.

“The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail is a dozen years in the making, largely through the efforts of very dedicated and patient local volunteers,” Mr. Andrews said. “This is a major step forward towards completing the trail through the area and it will be worth the wait, not only for Kawartha Lakes’ citizens, but also for the 32+ million Canadians they are planning to invite. That’s what happens when a community completes another section of the world’s longest recreational trail – all Canadians are invited to visit and explore all that Kawartha Lakes has to offer.”


  • It’s great to see the Trans Canada Trail and its provincial partner the Trans Canada Trail Ontario add another section to the national trail.

    Trail in Ontario is built through the efforts of community leaders, volunteers and groups such as TCTO, that ensure access to the outdoors, a place to stroll with friends and family, or a place to ride their trail machines.

    On behalf of the members of the Ontario Trails Council I wish to congratulate both TCTO and Kawartha Lakes for this achievement. I look forward to future TCT success!

    Best regards,


    Patrick Connor CAE  |  April 12th, 2008 at 11:01 am

  • I was happy to see the connection was approved and the trail through city of Kawartha Lakes is being established. Can you please advise the complete route in this area? Also in Lindsay itself.
    I did not see any signs yet. It would be nice for all to have the map also posted in the newspapers.
    The map on this tctrail webside shows a blanc in the whole area.
    Thank you.

    I. Iltgen  |  May 26th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  • The Kawartha section has been registered with us but is not yet operational. There are two small gaps in Lindsay; the route in-town is yet to be determined.

    No signs will be posted until the Trail is opened and operating.

    Thanks for your question.

    from Dan Andrews, General Manager
    Trans Canada Trail Ontario

    Ringer  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 3:15 pm

  • Hello,

    The Trail Locator shows a dark green line where there is completed trail. Since the section is not yet operational, it appears as a red line, which refers to the Proposed trail route.

    You can click on the word “Legend” above the map for more information. If you have any difficulty using Trail Locator, please contact us at 1-800-465-3636.

    TCT Staff, Montreal Office

    Ringer  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 3:24 pm

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