Posted by Editoress on 05/13/11
The Town of Ajax is opening the gates of Greenwood Conservation Area to residents and visitors on Saturday, May 28th with a day of free activities and the opportunity to cycle with Mayor Steve Parish. The annual Trailfest event kicks off the festivities in the morning with cyclists leaving from Greenwood on a 35-kilometre tour with Mayor Parish. Following Trailfest, all residents and visitors are invited to the first Discover Greenwood Day which provides an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to learn why Greenwood is Ajax’s “jewel in the north”.
“I look forward to cycling with residents every year at Trailfest, and this year is particularly special because we are combining Trailfest with Discover Greenwood Day, another great free community event,” says Mayor Steve Parish. “We encourage everyone to come out and see the new Greenwood, from its state-of-the-art pavilion, to the new trails and updated informative signage throughout the park, and to enjoy the many free activities that emphasize Greenwood’s offerings.”
Highlights for the day
• Trailfest registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ride starting at 9:30 a.m.
• Participants receive a free Ajax trails map and a free BBQ lunch
• Register in advance at www.townofajax.com
• Discover Greenwood Day runs from noon until 3 p.m. with free activities including: A Bug’s Life obstacle course, a caterpillar slide, heritage and nature guided trail walks, wilderness survival trail tour, a s’mores making station, Birds of Prey demonstrations, face painting, a challenge/low ropes course, bird feeder making station and geo-caching. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Greenwood Conservation Area is located at 2290 Greenwood Road, north of Taunton Road and Westney Road. For more information on Trailfest and Discover Greenwood Day and this year’s Trailfest route map, visit www.townofajax.com.
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