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Summerstown Trails official opening set for Sunday

sean Jan 5, 2018 - 12:51pm

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) are getting ready to officially mark the start of the 2018 season. Starting at 10 a.m. on January 7, the group will host a day of family-friendly activities.

There will be free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers serving as guides on the trails, and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It's time to get excited about winter!

New this year at the trails is a bigger, relocated parking lot, adjacent to Summerstown Road. 

The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for both classic and skate-skiing, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The facility is situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.

files from Jean-Pierre Tibi 

Summerstown Trails to host annual clean-up day on Saturday

sean Oct 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) will be holding their Annual Clean-up Day on Saturday, November 4, starting at 9 a.m.

Given that there is less garbage/litter on the trails (good news!), volunteers will also be put to work removing the fallen branches and unwanted growth on the XC ski and snowshoe trails. 

The trails are located in the Summerstown Forest, on County Road 27 (Summerstown Road) between the 401 interchange and the Glen Road crossing.

FOTST president this year is Paul Couture. He and board members Vic Leroux and Jean-Pierre Tibi will be leading the activities.

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) is incorporated as a non-profit group run by volunteers with a stated mandate to maintain and develop green, recreational trails for healthy outdoor activities in the Summerstown Forest. In recent years, an impressive amount of progress has been made as trails have been improved and expanded, new grooming equipment and signage obtained and new activities offered, such as races, instructional lessons, outings for schools and seniors and Family Day activities. Rental of XC ski and snowshoe packages are also offered on weekends.

Summerstown Trails to officially open on Jan. 8

sean Jan 2, 2017 - 2:48pm

The official opening of the Summerstown Trails for the winter season is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, and the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) have been busy getting things ready.

For the details, please see the Jan. 4 edition of The Glengarry News.

skiing
(Photo courtesy FOTST)
snowshoeing
(Photo courtesy FOTST)

Snowshoeing race set for Saturday morning in Summerstown Forest

sean Feb 14, 2015 - 12:38am

The Summerstown Trails will host a competitive snowshoeing race on Saturday morning, starting at 10am. The competition is expected to feature local athletes, as well as men and women from further afield. This event is part of a series of races that takes place at various sites throughout Eastern Ontario.