Friday, October 30, 2009

Cataraqui Trail work

Work will begin soon on parts of the Cataraqui Trail near Camden East, Newburgh and Sydenham. Portions of the trail may be temporarily closed while trail surface improvements are made, advises the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority. The trail management board and the Lennox and Addington Snowmobile Club are spending $36,000 and $22,000, respectively, to complete the work. Fifty per cent of the money has come from the National Trails Council; the remainder was raised locally. The work, to place a stone surface on the trail, will be done on a 12.4-km stretch of the trail from Hogan Road to the Boyce Island Bridge on the north shore of Sydenham Lake and on the 3.2-km stretch from Curl Road west to Camden East.


  1. ugh, stone surface... not easy on the soles of the feet.

  2. Yes Derrick what do you think about the idea of the stone surface? It really is all I ever run on so I am fine with it even with my thin soled shoes. As long as they don't use the larger stones some people have used infront of their properties. the stuff hurts.

  3. They did a 4km section already just west of Yarker that we use to connect to other trails and now this section will be added on to the west of that. It is quite soft as it's really fine cinders (kind of like the Sydenham track). I'm not crazy about it for just a normal run, but I do like it for tempo runs and for running faster after dark with a headlamp. Much prefer the real dirt trails though. Now if only they could keep the damn ATV's off the trail.