On Sunday, February 21st, approximately 300 parents, children, friends and neighbours came out to the Chelsea Ski and Snowshoe Challenge at the Third Annual Chelsea Winter Community Trail Celebration. For the 10th anniversary of the Winter Trail, the event added a pick up and drop off shuttle bus service to parking stops along the expanded 18 kilometres of freshly groomed trail. And there were “sweet stops” set up along the trail offering cups of hot chocolate and generous amounts of pastries donated by Les Fougères and Une Boulangerie dans un village to fuel the skiers, snowshoers and walkers on their journey.
Winter Community Trail Celebration – Chelsea Ski and Snowshoe Challenge
Sunday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the Chelsea Winter Community Trail’s 10th anniversary!
- Skiing or snowshoeing on the trail
- Scavenger hunts
- Guided tours of historical panels on the trail
- Hot beverages and snacks (Bring your lunch)
The winter trail along the railway corridor is 10 years old this year, and it’s grown into a well loved feature of winter recreation in Chelsea. This 16 km corridor connects 8 residential neighbourhoods, and will be extended an additional 2 km south this year, to chemin Loretta. This joint venture between Chelsea Trails and the Municipality of Chelsea requires both volunteer hours and financial support. Volunteers from Chelsea Trails do the brush cutting, install signage and do pre-season trail maintenance, while trail lovers and local businesses donate cash to support winter grooming and maintenance work. (more…)