There has been a substantial upsurge in use of the Lang-Hastings Trail as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Certainly during the current situation, trail use has increased tremendously. I would say probably a factor of 10 times or even more," said Barry Diceman.
Read the full Peterborough Examiner story here.
Photos courtesy of the Peterborough Examiner.
On May 22, 2020 the Association launched a Go Fund Me campaign to be able to accept donations from trail users and trail supporters. Donations go towards the annual lease with the Province of Ontario for the rail trail, trail insurance, trail repairs, weed control, brushing, signage, gates and upgrades.
The core principles of the Trans Canada Trail is committed to:
• provide a safe and enjoyable trail experience on high quality trail
• promote an active and healthy lifestyle
• preserve green space, encourage active transportation, and protect the environment
• as a priority, develop a greenway trail that promotes non-motorized uses in summer (walking, hiking, cycling horseback riding, and canoeing on water routes), as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on some trail segments, in winter.
The Association is responsible for fundraising activities required to develop, maintain and operate the trail. It is a not-for-profit volunteer-based entity with extremely limited funding. Donations from trail users and supporters benefit the entire community and especially in this new era of social distancing, public trails are essential assets for managing physical and mental health. Please help us reach our goal.