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Official Opening of the Palgrave Trail

Oct 02, 2012


For Immediate Release         

(TORONTO, October 2, 2012)

Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and partners Region of Peel, Bruce Trail, Oak Ridges Trail Association, Caledon Cycling Club and Palgrave Rotary Club are celebrating the opening of the new and improved Palgrave Trail which will provide additional hiking and outdoor nature opportunities in the Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area (PWFA) in Caledon. Media are invited to experience the new trail and learn more about the improvements made.

The Palgrave Trails are 22 kilometres in length and can be accessed from the primary trail heads off Highway 50, Finnerty and Duffy's Lane and the secondary trail heads off Duffy's Lane and Finnerty Sideroad.  Trails are multi-use trails, with a small section designated for hiking, skiing and equestrian use.  Along the Palgrave Trails, users will encounter forests, wetlands, meadows, watercourses and ponds. The terrain on the trail is fairly flat, with only sections of rolling hills.

Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine and managed by TRCA, Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area is a 306 hectare green space that supports a diversity of primarily forest vegetation communities, and flora and fauna species. The Palgrave trails include the Bruce Trail Palgrave Side Trail (pedestrian), the Great Pine Ridge Trail (equestrian) and cycling trails developed by the Caledon Cycling Club.

When: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

What: Official Opening of the Palgrave Trail. There will be a guided hike of the new trail and light refreshments after opening remarks.

Where: Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area, Caledon. Enter on the west side of Regional Road 50, at the north end of Palgrave (Caledon), just north of Zimmerman Drive. This is a rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes for hiking.

 Who: Peel Regional Councillor (Wards 3 & 4), Richard Whitehead; Caledon Acting Mayor Patti Foley, Regional Councillor, Ward 5; Nick deBoer, Town of Caledon, Caledon Local Councillor (Wards 3 & 4)


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