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Summerstown Trails

Summerstown Trails official opening slated for January 13

sean Jan 11, 2019 - 7:14pm

The official opening to the winter season of activities of the Summerstown Trails is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.

Recent snowfall has allowed volunteers to groom the trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike use. The opening had been delayed due to prevailing icy conditions and lack of snow in the Summerstown Forest.

Friends of the Summerstown Trails volunteers will be on hand, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., to welcome and assist visitors. Equipment rental is available.

The parking lot is located on the west side of County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), just north of Summerstown Station and the Highway 401 interchange.

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Summerstown Trails 2019 opening day postponed

sean Jan 3, 2019 - 5:02pm

The official opening day for the 2019 season at the Summerstown Trails, scheduled for Sunday, January 6, had been postponed due to the icy conditions in the forest.

However, FOTST board representative Jean-Pierre Tibi tells The News that volunteers are optimistic that snow in the forecast will allow the opening day to be rescheduled. They are aiming for Sunday, January 13, though as of this posting time, this has not been confirmed.

Updates will be posted online and in The Glengarry News, as information becomes available.

Senior Games Nordic skiing set for Thursday at Summerstown Trails

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 4:28pm

OSGA 55+ District 8 will hold its Nordic Ski Competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Summerstown Trails,

The event is open to all SD&G, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne seniors aged 55 years and older.

Registration on-site will take place at 9 a.m.

To sign up, please contact Stanley Fraser at stanleyianfraser@yahoo.ca or 613-525-3777.

Summerstown Trails remain open for snowshoeing, skiing

sean Feb 23, 2017 - 3:26pm

According to Jean-Pierre Tibi of FOTST, the trails in the Summerstown Forest remain open for snowshoeing and skiing, though the mild weather is taking its toll on the snow.

Today, a group of students from CCVS will be taking advantage of the facilities.

Tibi is optimistic that the base will survive the mild weather and forecast rain, as the trails have been hard-packed by hundreds of school kids in recent weeks. The snow in the forest itself is quickly disappearing.

Last Monday, for Family Day, the Summerstown Forest hosted several hundred visitors, including 278 who took advantage of the free equipment rental. Tibi believes that many of these individuals were first-time visitors.

FOTST has a moonlight outing for members planned for March 10. The evening will wrap up with everyone retiring to Jack's Pub in Williamstown.