COUNTY OF WELLINGTON OPENS NEW COTTONTAIL ROAD TRAIL

Posted On Friday June 17, 2016

COUNTY OF WELLINGTON OPENS NEW COTTONTAIL ROAD TRAIL

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Officials from the Government of Ontario, County of Wellington, Region of Waterloo, Township of Centre Wellington and the Township of Woolwich, gathered today to celebrate the opening of the Cottontail Road Trail in Centre Wellington.

“This new trail completes the Trans Canada Trail connection through Wellington County,” says Warden George Bridge. “We are proud to be a part of the Trans Canada Trail and all that it represents. This trail shows what can be accomplished through partnerships of all kinds.”

This construction project was funded by a Trans Canada Ontario (TCTO) Pan Am grant, a Trans Canada Trail (TCT) grant and the County of Wellington. In addition to funding, the trail wouldn’t have been possible without the Township of Centre Wellington who graciously hosted part of the trail on their property.

The Cottontail Road Trail showcases several types of trails: off-road gravel, grass and paved surfaces, together with on-road gravel, paved and paved shoulder portions. All of these trails come together to connect two major trails in the County: the Kissing Bridge Trailway in Guelph/Eramosa and the Elora Cataract Trailway in Centre Wellington.

“Trails bring people together,” commented County Planning Committee Chair Andy Lennox. “This trail can deliver a wide range of experiences, from a long bike ride to a short walk with the dog. This trail will be enjoyed and well utilized for years to come.”

Media Contact:
Sarah Wilhelm, Senior Planner
T 519 837-2600 x2130
sarahw@wellington.ca

 

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