Hastings County Takes Action to Protect and Enhance Trails System
Posted On: September 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2022
Today at Hastings County Council, Warden Rick Phillips announced that the County of Hastings is now the sole owner of the Hastings Heritage Trail. County Council has passed a by-law authorizing the Warden and Clerk to execute a purchase of the Province of Ontario’s 50% ownership of the Trail in May of this year. The purchase was officially completed this month.
“Hastings County recognizes the importance of trails and their contribution to health and well-being”, states Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips. “When the Province announced an intention to sell their share in the Trail, we acted quickly to ensure it remains accessible for locals, visitors, and future generations to explore and experience”.
The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-season recreational corridor stretching 156 kilometres from Glen Ross in the City of Quinte West to its most northerly point adjacent to Lake St. Peter in Hastings Highlands. The Trail is enjoyed year-round by snowmobilers, dogsledders, ATV enthusiasts, cyclists, and many more. The Trail is managed on behalf of the County by the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance.
For more information contact:
Rick Phillips, Warden
Jim Pine, CAO