Conservation Authority Opens Improved Trail Network at Albion Hills

July 23, 2012



-New Maps, Information Kiosks, Signage and Trail Improvements Make the Outdoors More Enjoyable Than Ever at Albion Hills Conservation Area-

(TORONTO) – On Wednesday July 25, the improved trail network at Albion Hills Conservation Area will officially open to the public. The improved trail network, made possible through funding from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) in Ontario and Ontario Recreation (REC) programs, will offer visitors an easy and enjoyable way to get closer to nature and better appreciate Ontario’s outdoors.

“The newly upgraded trails at Albion Hills Conservation Area enhance the health and quality of life for families, teenagers, day camps and school groups from the surrounding area, as well as the GTA,” said David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon. “Our Government is committed to providing increased opportunities for public access, promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging community sustainability.”

“Ontario is proud to support local infrastructure projects that foster economic development and create jobs,” said Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale. “In Albion Hills, our investments have helped make the popular Trail Network a place that families can access and enjoy for years to come.”

The improvements include new trail maps and guides for better navigation, construction of information kiosks to provide helpful guidance along the trail, 210 way-finding post markers  to help visitors find their way mid-hike, resurfacing of three trail bridges and 1.9 kilometres of trail improvements.

 

What: Albion Hills Trails Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Who: Matt Kenel, Project Manager of Conservation Lands for Toronto and Region Conservation, David Tilson, MP for Dufferin-Caledon, Richard Whitehead, Acting Mayor of Caledon, and Gerri Lynn O’Connor, Chair for Toronto and Region Conservation.

Where: Albion Hills, 16500 Highway 50, Palgrave ON

Albion Hills Chalet, outdoor deck (weather permitting)

When: Wednesday, July 25, 11 AM

-        Welcome

-        Greetings from our Partners

-        Closing Remarks and Appreciation

-        Ribbon Cutting: Photo opportunity

-        Guided Walk Through New Trails

-        Cake & Light Refreshments

 

Albion Hill Conservation Area

Albion Hills Conservation Area, located only 40 minutes from Toronto, on Highway 50 in Bolton,  features camp grounds, picnic spots, swimming pools, mountain biking trails, and a total of 56 kilometres of summer-use hiking trails for enjoyment by the public.

Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca