The L&A Forest Trails are now open to mountain bike riders in the Lennox & Addington County Forest. On Saturday, September 28th at 10am the Grand Opening Ride takes place at 100 John Street in Flinton.

Lennox & Addington County manages 470 hectares (1,161 acres) of forest on five parcels of land in the Township of Addington Highlands. Beginning this past spring, the L&A Community & Development Services Department began constructing trails within a 51 hectare (127 acre) section is known as The Pines.

The trails were created with the desires of mountain bike riders in mind. Those attending the event will be among the first to explore the first 6 kilometres of well-marked logging roads and single-track trails designed with bermed curves and elevations that incorporate the natural terrain of the forest.

The Flinton Recreation Club is hosting a barbecue in the canteen, with all proceeds going to the club. Those in attendance can enjoy live music from the Goodnight Irenes. They play traditional and original folk, blues, country, bluegrass, and fiddle tunes. The trio will be playing together at the trail head entrance before splitting off to play individually in separate areas of the forest.

Bring your bike and join in the fun. Admission is free. Parking is available at the Addington Highlands Municipal Office. For more information visit or call 613-354-4883 ext. 3271.