New Agreement with Peterborough Trailbuilders Association

Otonabee Conservation has entered into a new agreement with the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association (PTA) which will see the PTA take on the role of stewards of the extensive trail network at the Harold Town Conservation Area.

“Otonabee Conservation applauds the members of the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association for their initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm in their mission to maintain and develop trails for the benefit of area residents and visitors to the region,” stated Dan Marinigh, Chief Administrative Officer of Otonabee Conservation. “The trails at the Harold Town Conservation Area are enjoyed by hundreds of cyclists, walkers, and hikers every year and it is encouraging that a local group of trail enthusiasts have stepped forward to take on such a significant stewardship role.”

“The founding members of the PTA have been playing a lead role in the development of this type of trail experience for many years. We’re exceptionally grateful for the support we’ve received from our trail user community, and our local business partners who have been key to making this agreement possible. Many thanks to the team at Otonabee Conservation for engaging us in such a positive way”, explained Gordon Wilson, President of the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association.

Wilson encourages all trail users to “recognize how valuable these spaces are to our community, and to show support for this initiative.” To learn more, visit

The Harold Town Conservation Area was bequeathed to Otonabee Conservation by the estate of the late Harold Town, in 1994, and in accordance with his wishes the property is being managed for conservation and passive (non-motorized) trail use.