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Glengarry Trails Newsletter August 2023

Alexandria Terry Fox Run/Walk/Cycle

Sunday September 17th 2023

Join us for the Alexandria Terry Fox Run/Walk/Cycle!


Interested participants can Register/Donate at Island Park or online at :

Registration  begins at 9 a.m. at the Island Park gazebo closest to Lochiel Road. The event begins at 10 a.m. 

The route is south, west along Lochiel Street, then down the trails. The Trails Association is manning the route and will provide water. Please refer to the Glengarry Trails Map for details:

Contact Anne Thevenot on FaceBook for more information (see link below).

Participants preferring a level surface are invited to join the Wobbly Walkers on the paved sidewalks within Island Park. Check out Robert Hardy's FaceBook page for information or if you have questions (see link below).

At about 1 p.m., participants will celebrate with a picnic in the park (bring your own food/drink)!

Anne Thevenot , to contact Anne through Facebook click on the link here below

Robert ''Bob'' Hardy's contact for the Wobbly Walkers, To contact Bob through Facebook click on the link here below


Trail Maintenance

On August 16th a group of volunteers tackled the Gary Fen Boardwalk (off lakeshore Rd)  and gave it a good clean up.

During the same week, Pierre attended the Green trail portion between Marcoux Rd and the Gary Fen trail.

We wish to thank all volunteers for the great work they have done!


Bottle Gentian

Have you seen it yet?

A small number grow beside the green road trail between Alexandria and county road 45.




The bottle gentian blooms in August/September and has five blue, fused petals. Because this flower retains the bud shape it takes the strength of a bumble bee to pry it open and reach the nectar inside. After pollination, the petals dry into a papery wrapping containing many winged seeds. At maturity the wind will disperse them.


Board of directors

There are still two vacancies. Anyone interested in filling these positions are encouraged to contact us.                 Contact Us | Friends of Glengarry Trails Association

Meet your FGTA board for the 2023-2024 year


Walking Group

The Glengarry Trail’s walking group is still very active meeting on Wednesdays at 9:00 am. During the summer the insects send us to local gravel roads. We are now back to trail walking.

Contact Helena 613-347-2573


To contribute to the preservation of 15 Km of Glengarry's Recreational Trail system

Join us and become a member

or make a donation