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