Completing Canada's Trans Canada Trail.
Presenters: Allen MacPherson, Provincial Chair Board of Directors and Local President, Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, Trans Canada Trail Ontario and Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Association
By Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Trans Canada Trail will be fully connected, stretching 24,000 km from coast to coast and connecting nearly 1,000 communities. Trans Canada Trail Ontario, in partnership with 150 provincial trail partners, provides examples of the practical aspects of planning, the challenges and opportunities on a province-wide scale, and how capacity building, trust, funding, and coordination have been and will be the key to completion of 5,000 km of water and land trails by 2017.
The Lion's Tale is a National Recreation Trail that is specially designed to create a sensory experience for the visually impaired. Through a special mascot, Lop Ears the Mountain Lion, the trail tells a story using braille as well as other sensory methods.
Trails are invaluable assets to any community, and when it comes to procuring funding, building coalitions, providing the best trail access, and more, trail research is one of the best tools available for showing that worth.
In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.
The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.