International Trails Day 2018

Otonabee Conservation and its community partners are pleased to announce the 7th Annual International Trails Day Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 2 – 3, 2018 – with events being hosted to celebrate trails in the County and City of Peterborough.

Throughout the Otonabee Region watershed, and indeed within the municipalities of the County of Peterborough and City of Peterborough, we are fortunate to have an extensive trail system providing an open, safe space for recreation, education and physical activity, and a place where the landscape is preserved.

The 2018 program offers residents and visitors a great opportunity to explore the uniquely diverse landscape of the region.


Several events are scheduled for International Trails Day, including:
couple with trail mapSpring Nature Hike along the Lakefield Trail

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Marshlands Centre in Lakefield and join others for a guided hike along the trail.

The hike will be led by a local naturalist and focus on invasive species found on land and in the water as well as highlight our native trees, shrubs, plants, birds and other animals. Bring your binoculars and enjoy the leisurely hike around Hague Point.

Your Host: Lakefield Trail Committee, Township of Selwyn


Discover the Scenic River Road Trail

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Enjoy a walk or cycle along the Scenic River Road trail and stop by the Rotary Greenway Trail Gazebo for a visit from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m!

Your Host: County of Peterborough


Glow Ride

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Decorate your bike with LED lights and other accessories and join others in a ride along local trails with members of B!KE – Peterborough’s Community Cycling Hub.

The ride will leave B!KE at 9:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1.5 hours.

B!KE is located at 293 George Street North, Peterborough


Woman taking picture on trailHike the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Join the Kawartha Hiking Club for a moderate, 8 km hike through the Trent Wildlife Sanctuary. The hike begins at 10:00 a.m. from the parking lot at the sanctuary. Bring along a lunch and insect repellant (may be necessary).

The Kawartha Hiking Club is a member of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association. For more information contact Barb at


Bikes at HaroldtownCelebration of Trails at the Harold Town Conservation Area

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Otonabee Conservation will welcome hikers, cyclists, walkers and mountain biking enthusiasts to join the celebration of trails on International Trails Day at the Harold Town Conservation Area.

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ~~ Located at 2611 Old Norwood Road

The day’s event will feature equipment demonstrations, cycling tips, and exhibits from Otonabee Conservation, Fontaine Source for Sports, Wildrock Outfitters and the Peterborough Trailbuilders Association. There will be several different models of mountain bikes available to try.


Otonabee Conservation acknowledges and appreciates the support of local municipalities, community groups and agencies, local businesses and recreational clubs working in collaboration for the 2018 International Trails Day Festival. The local Festival was first started in 2012 and continues to provide a variety of trail events for residents and visitors to the region to enjoy.


International Trails Day – the first Saturday in June – is dedicated to the celebration of trails, their values, uses and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. The special day also affords the opportunity to recognize those who build, protect and maintain trails and broadens the constituency of trails, encouraging co-operative efforts among different trail users.