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The Kawartha Green Trails Alliance


The Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance is a not for profit organization whose mission is to promote a compatible system of sustainable trails within the City of Kawartha Lakes for the benefit of all residents and visitors. The organization seeks to be a voice for self propelled, active trail opportunities.  Along with our Alliance partners we seek to improve personal health and the local economy by promoting walking and cycling opportunities for residents to encourage active lifestyles. Through the volunteer efforts of our Board of Directors and members our vision is to have the City of Kawartha Lakes become a better place to live by improving cycling, walking, jogging, running, in line skating opportunities and accessibility for the disabled. Read about our successes in our detailed list of accomplishments. Add your voice to our organization, become a member today!



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Green Trails Alliance brochure


NEW – for the first time a Lindsay Parks and Trails brochure including detail map is available. Standing in front of the Legacy Trail Kiosk,  Bill Steffler, President on the right and  Barb MacPherson, Vice President Green Trails Alliance display the map and brochure that was produced by the Green Trails Alliance  for free distribution showing the trails and parks in Lindsay. The free brochure is available at the Lindsay  Chamber of Commerce office, Tourism office and other locations throughout Lindsay.





Everyone welcome to attend. December 2nd, 2013. Fleming College Lindsay, Room 252, 4-5 pm. Amendment to Bylaw #1 Section 9.01 to be presented.



Lindsay Trail Map

The FIRST Lindsay Parks and Trails map has been produced by the Green Trails Alliance. In partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Department and Sir Sandford Fleming College, we have produce an attractive, accurate and informative map of the major parks in Lindsay and trails. A brochure was  produced and is being printed with an expected release date of November 15, 2013 for the brochure that will include the map and information about Lindsay’s parks and trails.


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Ontario Trillium Foundation grant

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The Green Trails Alliance received an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for the Carew Park Signage Project. $38,400 to develop a section of trail in Carew Park in Lindsay that will connect to the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail and Legacy Trail systems. The new trail will contribute to active transportation and encourage healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. 

Green Trails Alliance Earth Day 2012Earth Day 2012

Members of Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance clean up the Legacy Trail as part of Earth Day 2012

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Saturday, April 21st is our Trail Clean Up Day.  If anyone wants to volunteer to help clean up the trail we are starting  at 9:00 AM at either Victoria Junction, which is the corner of William Street and Orchard Park, Lindsay or the Springdale Gardens access area.


The Kawartha Trans Canada Trail


Film & Public Speaking Series

June 1-2, 2012
Friday, May 31, 2013 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Goal Setting Talk- Lindsay Secondary Schools Secondary Schools, Lindsay
Friday, May 31, 2013 7:00 pm Start of Festival Ray Zahab-Adventurists and Slide Presentations Fleming College, Frost Campus, Lindsay
Saturday, June 1, 2012 2:00 pm

Afternoon Matinee

Film- Running the Sahara – Ray Zahab and Beyond the Horizon- Colin Angus

Fleming College,

Frost Campus, Lindsay

Saturday, June 1, 2012

International Trails Day Celebrations Check web site for other events planned

The film Running the Sahara is film by Oscar winning director James Moll and produced by Hollywood Movie Star Matt Damon.

The film Beyond the Horizon is a documentary by Colin Angus about his adventure circumnavigating the world by bike and rowing across the Ocean(s). Both are Canadian adventurists.

Note Friday evening – recognition of local runners who ran the BOSTON MARATHON (after Ray’s presentation)- maybe this should be included in schedule above.

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PRESS RELEASE Carew Park gets paved walking and cycling trail.

Carew Park ConstructionLindsay, Ontario September 26, 2011
The Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance is pleased to announce that its Ontario Trillium Foundation grant application has been approved for
$38,400. 00 and construction work on the new accessible trail in Carew Park along Colbourne Street East adjacent to the Scugog River has started.


Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation funds for the development of Carew Park. The paved trail has been approved. 


>>>Download the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Brochure<<<


Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Guest Speaker – Ian Attridge on Cycling in South America and Europe

>>>Download the flyer<<<

Celebrating the life of Ernest Thompson Seton

City of Kawartha Lakes ON - (February 15, 2011) – It may be Lindsay’s best-kept secret: renowned Canadian naturalist and artist Ernest Thompson Seton spent a formative part of his childhood in Lindsay between 1866 and 1870. more...

New Newsletters

New for 2011, The Kawartha Green Trails Alliance now publishes a newsletter.

>>>See the newsletter archive here.<<<

The Kawartha Green Trails Alliance Presents a Deputation to Local Council

April 12, 2010 The Lindsay Post

Bill Steffler of the Kawartha Green Trails Alliance and Mike Gorman of the Kawartha Cycling Club spoke on Apr. 12 about the need to establish a greenway along the Scugog River, the Legacy Trail and the Victoria Rail Trail.

They were joined by Mark Cossarin and Barb MacPherson and a contingent of students making a community appeal for a greenway.

The green team was after a non motorized, two-kilometre trail connecting McDonnell Park to Ken Reid Conservation Authority, and specifically from Thunderbridge Road to Ken Reid. In their presentation, Steffler and Gorman said it would create a 7.5km trail, for more than 25,000 residents. "It will provide for a safe and quality human powered trail experience for such activities as hiking, walking, cycling, dog walking, jogging, wheelchairs and other self propelled activities."

A motion for a non-motorized trail was defeated by a 12-5 count.

Learn about Greenways here.


Green Trails Alliance completes Legacy Trail Kiosk.


Plans for 2010 are to do the landscaping around the kiosk.

>>>see the kiosk and read the panels<<<

Special project - Sound Bytes from the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail

Download the individual MP3 narrative information files  and save them to your personal MP3 player...

Janis Jones-Skinner

Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Podcast Event

Green Trails Alliance announces the winners!

iPOD winner:   Janice Jones-Skinner Lindsay



Pedometer winners: Barb Boyd- Lindsay and Stacy Meenam- Lindsay



In one and half hours you can learn how to use a GPS unit to find hidden treasures around the world ( over 70 caches hidden in City of Kawartha Lakes alone)

Contact; Barb MacPherson

"Closing the Gap" Campaign

The campaign is designed to establish a cycling and walking route through Lindsay connecting the Legacy Trail located at the corner of William Street North and Orchard Park and the Scugog Rotary Trail in Lindsay. more...

See the map...

planting trees   tree planting
Deb Kraan- Green Trails Director  with help of two Girl Guides
plant trees along the Lindsay Legacy Trail (April 26/08)


Joe Kraan- helping Girl Guide plant tree along Lindsay Legacy Trail.
There were 1000 trees and shrubs planted.

Singer and Song Writer -David Archibald was commissioned by the Kawartha Lakes Green Trails Alliance to write a song about the new Kawartha Trans Canada Trail more...

 Play One Step at a Time (mp3)