To assist the Provincial Government and other trail owners, to develop, maintain and promote, the use of the former rail bed between Trenton and Glen Ross as a year-round,public,non-motorized, recreational trail for the benefit of human & wildlife populations.
To promote and publicize the trail as a free, recreational area available to all for non-motorized, recreational purposes and as a destination for walkers, hikers, cyclists, cross country skiers and snow shoe enthusiasts. To support the enforcement of and publicize the trail's current designation as a non-motorized, multi-use trail.
To maintain the trail as an accessible, community asset, contributing to tourism and the economy as well as promoting healthy outdoor physical activity for people.
About Friends of the Trail Inc.
The Friends of the Trail Inc. is a Quinte West group of citizens dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Lower Trent Trail as a recreational, non-motorized ribbon of parklnad. Organized in 2004, incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2005, and received charitable status in 2008, we are working with the Ontario Governement and other land owners to develop the trail as a tourist destination and an economic asset to the city of Quinte West. The Lower Trent Trail follows 17km of the former Canadian National Railway north-south from Glen Ross to Trenton and unites all four wards of the municipality. When completed, it is anticipated that the Lower Trent Trail will provide links to various other local trails including, Quinte West Lake Ontario Waterfront, Kiwanis Riverfront, Parks Canada Riverside, the proposed Eco Centre, Bleasdell Boulder, Batawa Ski and Bata Island trails, Frankford Canal Loop and Tourist park, the Glen Ross lock and the Hastings Heritage Trail.