The major work this summer is on the Chelsea Park Trail, which runs from Ch. du Manoir to Route 105 (behind Ben’s Towing). Coordinated by Marc Desjardins, this roughly 1km trail features a beautiful 14 meter bridge and one more to come this fall – the result of many, many hours of volunteer building effort! It’s designed for travel on foot only – not bikes – to respect the wishes of adjacent homeowners.
Refinements are also being made to the Des Pommiers trail running from the 105 near Ch. Pine to Ch. Winnisic in the North, with a branch to Ch. des Pommiers. This trail was started in 2013 and led by Doug Taylor. Currently 2 km in length, about ½ km will also be added this fall when the trail is extended from Ch. Dunbar to Ch. Mountainview along the municipal trail corridor.
Also, the Municipality recently held public information sessions on the proposal to convert the rail corridor into a four-season trail to provide safe, active transport that connects Chelsea neighbourhoods along the 105 (kids and adults, walking, running or slow biking). The newly formed Rails 2 Trails group will continue planning and garnering support for the project. Check out their Facebook page here.
All of these projects are linked to the Chelsea Active Transport Master Plan (link en francais) developed by the Municipality of Chelsea in cooperation with SCT.
More detail about each project coming soon!