Please join the Warden and Councillors of Lanark County for a ceremony to mark the official opening of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at the under the overpass at Highway 7 in Carleton Place, on the trail.
The celebration marks the opening of the 61-kilometre Lanark County portion of the multi-use trail, which was once part of the prosperous railway line and connects the County of Lanark to the County of Renfrew and the Township of Papineau-Cameron.
Warden Fenik noted that he is “looking forward to welcoming the many user-groups at the ribbon cutting ceremony that can now enjoy this well maintained and managed trail.” The ribbon cutting ceremony is a great opportunity to explore the OVRT and celebrate all of the trails within Lanark County.
Participants are encouraged to park at the parking lot on Coleman Street, across from the O.P.P. Station, between Grant Street and Lansdowne Avenue. From there, walk, bike or ride to meet us under the overpass, approximately 1km from Carleton Junction. Shuttles will be made available as well.
A full media release will be available after the event. There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.