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Pathways for People Celebrate Trail Day in Norfolk

SIMCOE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 – The community members of Norfolk Pathways for People will be meeting on Sunday, September 29th at 1pm to once again celebrate Trail Day in Norfolk. This year the group is heading to the Waterford Heritage Trail and is inviting members of the public to join them.

“The trail development in Waterford to date is remarkable,” says Joyce Flexman, chair of Norfolk Pathways for People. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Waterford Rail Lands Redevelopment Committee, residents and visitors of all abilities now have access to this amazing trail system,” adds Flexman.

In addition to the improvements of the north / south rail trail, connections have been made from the main corridor that crosses the Black Bridge to the ponds below via a steel staircase and a paved spur line. The path into the downtown core has also been paved, allowing for easy access by people using wheelchairs, strollers, rollerblades and bicycles.

The walk will begin at 1pm, rain or shine, and walkers are asked to meet at the parking lot on Alice Street, across from the Antique Market, just west of Main Street.

“There are a number of access points to the trail,” says Frank Woodcock, member of the Waterford Heritage Trail. “Starting the walk on Alice Street showcases just how close the trail is to our downtown and how well connected Waterford now is to the rest of Norfolk County and our neighbours in Brant.”

Norfolk Pathways for People hosts three trail events each year to introduce the public to the extensive trail system the county is so proud of. Our mission is to promote pathways for walking and cycling in Norfolk County for health, recreation and active transportation.

Join us on Sunday, September 29th at 1pm and celebrate Trail Day in Norfolk!

For more information about the trail walk, contact Michele Crowley at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 ext. 3239 or at [email protected] or visit www.norfolkpathways.ca.

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Media contact:
Michele Crowley –
Health Promoter, Population Health Team
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
Ext. 3239 at either 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623
[email protected]