Due to the weather and wet conditions in the Summerstown Forest, Saturday's scheduled trail clean-up even has been delayed until Sept. 24. Volunteers will be working through the trails on that day to clear brush and prepare the environment for the coming winter and snowshowing and cross-country skiing.
OSGA 55+ District 8 will hold its Nordic Ski Competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Summerstown Trails,
The event is open to all SD&G, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne seniors aged 55 years and older.
Registration on-site will take place at 9 a.m.
To sign up, please contact Stanley Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-525-3777.
According to Jean-Pierre Tibi of FOTST, the trails in the Summerstown Forest remain open for snowshoeing and skiing, though the mild weather is taking its toll on the snow.
Today, a group of students from CCVS will be taking advantage of the facilities.
Tibi is optimistic that the base will survive the mild weather and forecast rain, as the trails have been hard-packed by hundreds of school kids in recent weeks. The snow in the forest itself is quickly disappearing.
Last Monday, for Family Day, the Summerstown Forest hosted several hundred visitors, including 278 who took advantage of the free equipment rental. Tibi believes that many of these individuals were first-time visitors.
FOTST has a moonlight outing for members planned for March 10. The evening will wrap up with everyone retiring to Jack's Pub in Williamstown.