The great out­doors

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Here’s a cou­ple more places you can visit should you find your­self look­ing for an ex­cur­sion in Glen­garry.

Sum­mer­stown Trails

The Sum­mer­stown Trails have about 30 kilo­me­tres of trails that can be used in sum­mer for walk­ing, hik­ing, and bik­ing.

The trail­head and park­ing lot is in South Glen­garry at 6150 SDG 27 (Sum­mer­stown Road) on the west side, 1. 6 kilo­me­tres north of Exit 804 of High­way 401.

A de­tailed map can be found at www.sum­mer­stown­trails.com

Is­land Park

If it’s a hot day in Alexandria, chances are you’ll find the res­i­dents re­lax­ing at Is­land Park. Swimming is per­mit­ted in the nearby Mill Pond and there’s also a spray park if you have kids who want a lit­tle wet and wild sum­mer fun.

But if the wa­ter isn’t your thing, you can en­joy a pic­nic, use the play­ground, skate at the skate­board park or even use one of the park’s four soc­cer fields.

Is­land Park also fea­tures a gazebo set on a pic­turesque is­land, ac­ces­si­ble by bridge.

Char­lot­ten­burgh Park

Beach bums of Glen­garry were pretty darned happy when the Raisin Re­gion Con­ser­va­tion Au­thor­ity re­opened Char­lot­ten­burgh Park in 2006. Lo­cated on SDG 2 just 19 kilo­me­tres east of Cornwall, the sprawl­ing 234.7-acre park has be­come a great place to go swimming, camp­ing or just for a fam­ily pic­nic. It’s also con­sid­ered THE place to be if you want to celebrate Canada Day in South Glen­garry.

The park fea­tures a di­verse en­vi­ron­ment with many types of ecosys­tems in­clud­ing white pine and spruce plan­ta­tions, a mixed hard­wood for­est, Class 2 Provin­cially Sig­nif­i­cant wet­lands, Lake St. Fran­cis and its trib­u­taries, mead­ows and a For­est Stew­ard­ship Coun­cil (FSC) man­aged for­est area.

When it comes to camp­ing, Char­lot­ten­burgh Park of­fers 110 elec­tri­cal sites, 75 reg­u­lar sites, a trailer dump­ing sta­tion, a boat launch, wash­rooms and showers and a wa­ter fillup sta­tion. If you’re look­ing for a place for an ex­tended camp­ing stay, Char­lot­ten­burgh Park may be the an­swer to your prayers.

The beach it­self of­fers beach vol­ley­ball, a horse­shoe pit, pic­nic ar­eas com­plete with bar­be­cues, a gazebo for large fam­ily gath­er­ings, a wash­room fa­cil­ity, a con­ces­sion stand and a chil­dren’s play struc­ture. And don’t for­get about the beach!

So if you’re in Glen­garry and you’re look­ing to cool off on a hot day, you can’t go wrong with Char­lot­ten­burgh Park.

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