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10 KM OF NEW OAK RIDGES MORAINE TRAIL OPENS IN CRAMAHE TOWNSHIP

 

KING CITY, ON, October 4, 2010-  The Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, in partnership with the Oak Ridges Trail Association and Cramahe Township, celebrate another significant step in extending the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail at the Once Around the Ridge event being held on October 21, 2010 in Castleton, Ontario.  Ten kilometers of new trail have been created through beautiful Cramahe Township providing a major new greenspace opportunity for hikers to enjoy. This represents a major extension of the trail, which now has an east /west connection completed across the entire Oak Ridges Moraine.

Work on this portion of the route extends back to 2007 when the Oak Ridges Trail Association requested permission from the Township of Cramahe council to establish a portion of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail through its jurisdiction. The Castleton Sports Club in early 2010 kindly agreed to set aside a small area for parking and signage in their sports field for trail users. “Over the last year the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, the Oak Ridges Trail Association, Cramahe Township and the Castleton Sports Club have come together to make the completion of the final link in the eastern portion of the trail a reality” says Kim Gavine, Executive Director, with the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation. 

This new route constitutes over 10 km of new trail that passes through the scenic countryside of Cramahe Township. The new trail kiosk in the Castleton Sports Field parking area represents the southeastern gateway to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. It is located in the community of Castleton; one of the most picturesque and historic communities in Northumberland County.

The Once Around the Ridge event will feature a BBQ, official trail opening ceremony and guided hike on a scenic portion of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail. Hiking boots and appropriate dress for the weather are advised.  

 

WHAT: Once Around the Ridge Event: Celebrating the Opening of the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail in Cramahe Township  with a barbecue, unveiling of new gateway sign and hike along a section of the new trail  

 

WHEN: 11:30am to 2:30pm - Thursday October 21, 2010

 

WHERE: BBQ and sign unveiling ceremony to be held at:

Castleton Sports Fields, Castleton, Ontario

 

A shuttle will take hikers to an area of the trail at approximately 1pm and return to the Castleton Sport Fields no later than 2:30pm.

 

WHO: Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Oak Ridges Trail Association, Cramahe Township and Castleton Sports Club


 

For more information contact:

Lisa Turnbull          

Program Manager

Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation

905-833-5733 Ext. 23

lisa.turnbull@ormf.com

or

Peter Schaefer        

Acting Executive Director  

Oak Ridges Moraine Trail Association

905-833-6600                                                                                                         peter.sch@sympatico.ca

 

 

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