Hik­ing the trails in North Glen­garry

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If you’re a na­ture lover then North Glen­garry is the place for you. We’ve got a great hik­ing ad­ven­ture that’s sure to please ev­ery­one.

The Glen­garry Trails sys­tem has been a ma­jor at­trac­tion in the Alexandria area for a num­ber of years now. It all be­gan when a group of vol­un­teers de­cided that a four-sea­son, multi-use, na­ture trail would ben­e­fit visi­tors and res­i­dents alike.

Through the years the trails have been main­tained by a ded­i­cated group of vol­un­teers, The Friends of the Glen­garry Trails As­so­ci­a­tion, who works to keep the trails in good con­di­tion all year­round. The group has been able to cre­ate a 15kilo­me­tre trail sys­tem through some unique and rare eco­log­i­cal ar­eas, such as the Garry Fen, which many con­sider to be the ab­so­lute jewel of the Glen­garry Trails sys­tem.

A map of the trails can be seen above.

Tour the web­site at www.glen­gar­ry­trails.com to learn more about the en­vi­ron­ment in which the trails tra­verse.

Then, come see the beauty of the trails and walk, cy­cle, cross-coun­try ski, snow­shoe, geo­cache, bird watch or pho­to­graph, with a friend, fam­ily or group.

Please fol­low the ba­sic trail use eti­quette, for in­stance dogs should be kept on a leash, poop and scoop, re­frain from pick­ing plants and flow­ers.

Leave only foot­prints and take many pic­tures!

See you on the Trails!

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