Area residents and visitors who use the Cataraqui Trail can offer up their opinions in a new survey designed to help ‘Friends of the Cataraqui Trail’ understand who is using the trail, where they live, and what they do on the trail.
The type of input being sought includes which areas of the Trail that need improvements and what improvements are desired. This information is important for a variety of reasons, such as helping to secure grants to aid in the improvement and maintenance of the trail.
The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round 104 km non-motorized trail containing a range of geographical features and with a historical past.
The Friends of the Cataraqui Trail advocates for the sustainability, enjoyment, and stewardship of the Trail. The Friends group supports the public use, promotes the Trail, and assists Cataraqui Conservation as a volunteer work force for light maintenance.
The Cataraqui Trail is built upon the former CN rail line, the multi-use trail runs east to west and passes through several communities including Smiths Falls, Portland, Chaffey’s Locks, Sydenham, Harrowsmith and Greater Napanee. The recreational trail is used by cyclists, runners, horse back riders, snowmobilers (with a valid Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs permit), cross-country skiers, hikers, walkers, and all who enjoy nature appreciation and wildlife viewing.
For more information visit www.cataraquitrail.ca.
Photos (lower submitted): CataraquiTrail.ca