Frontenac K&P Trail Reaches Verona

Posted on Thursday January 02, 2014

Frontenac K&P Trail Reaches Verona

Glenburnie, ON The stretch of the Frontenac K&P Trail that stretches from Harrowsmith to just north of Verona (including the crossing over Hardwood Creek) is finally complete.   

Although the official opening ceremony for this portion of the trail will not occur until early spring, the public is able to access and use the trail at “your own risk”.  

“This section of the trail will long serve as a vital link between South and Central Frontenac, connecting us as a community” says Janet Gutowski, Warden of the County of Frontenac. “We remind all trail users to be mindful of their neighbours and respect the trail as well as the private property that surrounds it in order to help provide a positive experience for everyone.”

The bridge that now crosses Hardwood Creek in Verona, is actually an older bridge that originated in Lennox and Addington County and was renewed and re-purposed for use at this crossing (which coincides nicely with the County’s Integrated Sustainability Plan). The bridge is an important link in completing this large section of the trail and also allows residents in the area foot access to businesses adjacent to the trail. 

This portion of the trail is partially funded by Trans Canada Trail. The Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien is a national non-profit organization that supports the development and use of a national network that links millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.  Canadians and international visitors use the Trail to hike, cycle, ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile.  Partnering with the Government of Canada, Parks Canada, and sponsors and donors, the Trans Canada Trail contributes to the work of more than 400 communities and thousands of volunteers across the country through grants and promotion of their efforts to build and sustain the world’s longest and grandest recreational trail.

For more information about the County of Frontenac portion of the K&P Trail or to report fallen trees or other disruptions to the use of the trail please contact Anne Marie Young, Manager of Economic Sustainability by emailing ayoung@frontenaccounty.ca or phone 613-548-9400 ext. 330