Walk, run or bike on the Millennium Trail – a former railway that’s been converted into a multipurpose trail. You’ll pass by farmers fields, forests and creeks, not to mention marshes that are teeming with wildlife like frogs, turtles, beavers, and birds. A great spot to take the dog for a long walk or just to get out and enjoy nature for a while.
Status in 2017
The Trail is a work in progress but only the 11 km stretch in and around Wellington from Danforth Rd. east to Cty. Rd. 2 is good for cycling. The stretch from there east to Picton is rough but passable. The stretch to the west from Danforth becomes impassable, at times under water and muddy, and rocky. The plan is to have the entire trail completed in two years time.
The trail system serves as a County wide recreational facility for local residents, visitors and to provide access for farm vehicles by adjacent land owners. The trail corridor is 15 meters in width and 49 kilometers in length and a total land area of 73.5 hectares. The trail starts in Carrying Place and winds through the County to Picton with various vistas and natural landscapes.
The Millennium Trail is an important local off-road connection that links residents and communities along the entire 49 kilometer corridor length. Although, predominantly rural, the corridor passes through several urban areas that are characterized by adjacent residents, street crossings and connections to other walkway systems.
The Trail is accessible at several locations throughout the County with specific hiking points in Picton, Wellington, Bloomfield and Consecon. In Wellington, at the end of West Street, is a kiosk and parking area. There are several other access points along the route, enlarge the map below for details.
The PEC Trails Committee will be collecting donations throughout 2017. All donors of over $20 will receive recognition on the PEC Trails website, a Friends of the Millennium Trail membership, and a donation tax receipt. Project donors of more than $200 will also get special recognition on the Trail, and donors of more than $1,000 will get name rights on a kilometre marker. To learn more about the project or to donate, please visit www.pectrails.ca.