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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!


Green Trails Alliance logo.jpgTrails Day

Hosted by Green Trails Alliance in celebration of 2019 International & Ontario Trails week




When:       Saturday,  June 1st  2019,  11:30am – 3:00pm

Where:    Lindsay Fleming College, Auk’s Lodge courtyard

Cost:       Free!!  Donations Appreciated



Kawartha Trans Canada Trail Interpretive Walk – Leisurely 2km walk guided by Al MacPherson.  A great outdoor experience of the cultural & natural surroundings on a flat, firm, less challenging terrain.


Citizen Science Walk - Exploring & sharing observations of the natural world.  Professional Ecologist, Melissa Rose, will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of using on-line tools (INATURALIST.CA) that improve our understanding of the natural world and contribute to the creation of an accessible, international community dedicated to biodiversity science.


Escorted Cycling  -  2km Bike Ride (beginners) & 25km Bike Ride with Kawartha Cycling


Bike Safety & Check  -  by CAN BIKE instructors with Kawartha Cycling


Organizational Displays - Kawartha Trans Canada Trail, Community Care, Boys & Girls Club etc.


Fun Demonstrations on the Trail  -  Nordic Pole Walking,  Electric Bike Demonstration etc.


BBQ  - 12-1:30pm (Nominal charge)  Let’s try for a plastic free event….BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLES!



Active Lifestyles for ALL Ages & Abilities


Come find out what’s happening on your local Trails!!


Green Trails Alliance’s mandate is to Advocate for the Development of a Safe and Active Lifestyle System

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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.





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.


<<<click on image to download PDF


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. 


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.


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<<<

New Newsletters

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

>>>See the newsletter archive 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




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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)