The Glengarry News

skiing

Summerstown Trails official opening slated for January 13

sean Jan 11, 2019 - 7:14pm

The official opening to the winter season of activities of the Summerstown Trails is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.

Recent snowfall has allowed volunteers to groom the trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike use. The opening had been delayed due to prevailing icy conditions and lack of snow in the Summerstown Forest.

Friends of the Summerstown Trails volunteers will be on hand, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., to welcome and assist visitors. Equipment rental is available.

The parking lot is located on the west side of County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), just north of Summerstown Station and the Highway 401 interchange.

fat bike

Summerstown Trails 2019 opening day postponed

sean Jan 3, 2019 - 5:02pm

The official opening day for the 2019 season at the Summerstown Trails, scheduled for Sunday, January 6, had been postponed due to the icy conditions in the forest.

However, FOTST board representative Jean-Pierre Tibi tells The News that volunteers are optimistic that snow in the forecast will allow the opening day to be rescheduled. They are aiming for Sunday, January 13, though as of this posting time, this has not been confirmed.

Updates will be posted online and in The Glengarry News, as information becomes available.

Senior Games Nordic skiing set for Thursday at Summerstown Trails

sean Feb 13, 2018 - 4:28pm

OSGA 55+ District 8 will hold its Nordic Ski Competition on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Summerstown Trails,

The event is open to all SD&G, Prescott-Russell, and Akwesasne seniors aged 55 years and older.

Registration on-site will take place at 9 a.m.

To sign up, please contact Stanley Fraser at stanleyianfraser@yahoo.ca or 613-525-3777.

Summerstown Trails official opening set for Sunday

sean Jan 5, 2018 - 11:51am

The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) are getting ready to officially mark the start of the 2018 season. Starting at 10 a.m. on January 7, the group will host a day of family-friendly activities.

There will be free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers serving as guides on the trails, and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It's time to get excited about winter!

New this year at the trails is a bigger, relocated parking lot, adjacent to Summerstown Road. 

The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails for both classic and skate-skiing, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The facility is situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.

files from Jean-Pierre Tibi 

Summerstown Trails to officially open on Jan. 8

sean Jan 2, 2017 - 1:48pm

The official opening of the Summerstown Trails for the winter season is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, and the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) have been busy getting things ready.

For the details, please see the Jan. 4 edition of The Glengarry News.

skiing
(Photo courtesy FOTST)
snowshoeing
(Photo courtesy FOTST)