The Cataraqui Trail

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail running approximately 103 km from Smith Falls in the east to Strathcona in the west.

In spring, summer and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Cross-country skiers are welcome to share the trail.

Other than snowmobiles in season and electrically assisted bicycles all other motorized vehicles are prohibited.

We encourage all users to purchase an annual (Jan to Dec) $25 membership.

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Paddling at the Lakes and Trails Festival

The Lakes and Trails Festival, July 14, 2018, is held annually in Sydenham Ontario. It celebrates the areas natural beauty, active lifestyle and history.

Paddling events include:

Try a canoe or Kayak on Sydenham Lake – Frontenac Outfitters will have a variety of boats for the public to try paddling.

Paddling assistance – Sydenham Canoe Club will answer questions and give demonstrations on paddling - open to all levels of experience.

Meet other paddlers and paddle the lake at your own pace – maps available.

Canoe Sydenham Lake with the Cataraqui Canoe club. Contact us through our website by July 13 to pre-register and for details: https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/.

Other events include an Around-the-Lake cycle, a Cycle Skills competition, historic village walk, a free community lunch, swimming and Music-on-Mill Street in the afternoon.

Registration begins at 9:30 in Sydenham’s Point Park and the music ends at 4. Come any time.

For more information and up to date information, visit our web page: https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/.

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Cycling at the 2018 Lakes and Trails Festival

The second annual Lakes and Trails Festival is on July 14 in Sydenham Ontario. It celebrates the areas natural beauty, active lifestyle and history.

Cycling events include:

The Around the Lake Bike. Bike around Sydenham Lake on off-road trails and on quiet, low-speed, paved rural roads. The 21-kilometre loop leaves the Point Park at 10:30, the 34K loop leaves at 10:00, and the 44K loop leaves at 9:30.

The Family Bike. An 8-kilometre trip out and back on the Cataraqui Trail beside Sydenham Lake.

The Cycle Skills Competition. Suitable for cyclists from training wheels to advanced. The Paper Route, the Zig Zag and the Slow Bike events will be scored and a leader board will be kept through the morning. Prizes will be awarded to the winners by event and age.

Yellow Bikes will help with bicycle maintenance. Helmet fitting and safety instruction will be available. All cyclist will be given bells and lights.

Other events include paddling on the lake, a community lunch, historic village walk, swimming and Music-on-Mill Street in the afternoon.

Registration begins at 9:30 in Sydenham’s Point Park and the music ends at 4. Come any time.

https://lakesandtrailsfestival.org/