February 16, 2017
Officials in Prince Edward County have some big plans to make the Millennium Trail more user-friendly.
The municipality and the Prince Edward Trails Committee have committed to upgrading the multi-use recreational facility, which is used by snowmobilers, hikers, cyclists, ATV riders and cross country skiers.
A majority of the trail, except for eleven kilometres improved in recent years by the Wellington Rotary Club, has a gravel or uneven dirt surface, and there is little or no directional signage.
The trails group began fundraising for $80,000 late last year, and already has $28,000 in pledges, and the county will provide $370,000 over three years, for a total of $450,000.
The work will include grading and resurfacing the trail with crushed limestone and installing kilometre markers and way-finding signage to guide users to nearby points of interest.