The Millenium Trail system serves as a County-wide recreational facility for local residents and visitors. It also provides access for farm vehicles by adjacent land owners. The trail corridor is 15 meters in width and 49 kilometers in length and a total land area of 73.5 hectares. The trail starts in Carrying Place and winds through The County to Picton with various vistas and natural landscapes.
The Millennium Trail is an important local off-road connection that links residents and communities along the entire 49 kilometer corridor length. Although, predominantly rural, the corridor passes through several urban areas that are characterized by adjacent residents, street crossings and connections to other walkway systems. The County acquired the abandoned rail line from the Canadian National Railway in 1997 for the purposes of developing a trail system through The County.
The Trail is accessible at several locations throughout The County with specific hiking points in Picton, Wellington, Bloomfield and Consecon.
The Ameliasburgh Recreation Committee with volunteers from Rossmore have created a one kilometre trail leading from the Rossmore Park on County Road 28 through to Bay Breeze Estates.
Quinte Conservation Trails
There are a number of trails through various parks through The County in Quinte Conservation areas. The trails are available for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. For more information on the Quinte Conservation Trails, click here.
For information on County Trails as well as other trails in Ontario please visit Ontario Trails - this website identifies trails from the Sandbanks provincial park, millennium trail, as well as winter trails for snowmobiliers (PEC Trail Riders).