On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Summerstown Forest will be the site of the local leg of the Dion Snowshoe Race series. For all the details, including how you can participate in either the full 7.55 km course or the friendly challenge race of 3.5 km, be sure to see this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
The official opening to the winter season of activities of the Summerstown Trails is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.
Recent snowfall has allowed volunteers to groom the trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike use. The opening had been delayed due to prevailing icy conditions and lack of snow in the Summerstown Forest.
Friends of the Summerstown Trails volunteers will be on hand, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., to welcome and assist visitors. Equipment rental is available.
The parking lot is located on the west side of County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), just north of Summerstown Station and the Highway 401 interchange.
The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) are getting ready to officially mark the start of the 2018 season. Starting at 10 a.m. on January 7, the group will host a day of family-friendly activities.
There will be free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers serving as guides on the trails, and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It's time to get excited about winter!
New this year at the trails is a bigger, relocated parking lot, adjacent to Summerstown Road.
The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for both classic and skate-skiing, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The facility is situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.
– files from Jean-Pierre Tibi
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- 2017 snowshoeing races at the Summerstown Forest
- high school boys hockey
- high school girls hockey
- high school boys basketball
- men's curling from Lancaster
- CCHL2 hockey – Char-Lan Rebels
- CCHL2 hockey – Alexandria Glens
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