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    CN railbed Peterborough to Omemee

    I recall hearing something in the local Peterborough news that work was being done to open up the trail for use between there & Omemee. I was wondering if anyone had ridden it last year? If yes, can you ride to Lindsay or not?
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    maps and links

    try here:

    www.looptrail.com

    cheers

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    Good job!

    Thanks for the help!
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    I lived in Peterborough

    Some of the farmers that live along that trail have just claimed the trail as their own property. One went as far as to chase a friend of mine with a pick up truck telling him to get off his land. They have no right to do this but no has done anything to stop them that I know of yet. So if you ride all the way out to Omeme or Lindsay be carfull and bring peper spay.

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    I think in a case like this the authorities should be notified. Also the folks who look after the trail. The farmers are probably pi**ed that they didn't get this land for free when the rails were lifted.

    I'll keep this in mind if I go for a ride there this summer.
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    I emailed this thread to Kawartha Lakes Tourism & they contacted the Ministry of Tourism. This is the MoT's response:

    Here is the response I received from my contact at the Ministry of
    Tourism:

    "The report that came from the public consultations on the span of
    trail from Uxbridge to Corbyville recommended no ATV or motorcycle use
    on the trail. There have been trail signs indicating this however,
    they've been taken down. For hikers and bikers there is no legal reason
    why they can't use the trail. It is owned for the most part by the Crown
    and managed by MNR."
    Maybe the landowners should be reminded of this. Unless a person was outside of the right of way, I can't see the grounds for attacking someone. I can't imagine a MTB causing as much noise or damage as a ATV or 4x4.
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    The trail is open and accessable, it has been for a few years.

    A friend of mine lives right off of the trail and has been using it for the past while to go to Peterborough.

    The trail access in Peterborough is from either Jacksons Park on Park Hill or from the Edge of town on the west side by going to Park Hill and Brealy Rd. and cutting one street northwest to Atkinson? and headup up there, there is some road parking there.

    I've ridden about 10km up the trail but it wasn't to exciting. Just an old rail trail.

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    does anyone know where to get on the trail around banockburn?

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    Good job!

    There are 2 abandoned railbeds thru Bannockburn, the former Central Ontario Railway which is now the Hastings Heritage Trail and the Bay of Quinte Railway which ran southeast from Bannockburn towards Actinolite. Try to get a copy of Ron Brown's Ghost Railways of Ontario (the first volume). It has a detailed explanation.
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    There used to be problems with farmers, but I'm pretty sure that died out in the early 90s. The path has been redone, and is super nice now. It goes over a huge rail bridge halfway between Peterborough and Omemee that's worth checking out. It is very flat, and easy riding, but sure is scenic.

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    I live next to the trail, it now goes all the way to Lindsay via Omemee you can then pick it up on the west side of Lindsay and go to the edge of the City of Kawartha Lakes or about Manilla, the bed actually goes to Uxbridge. The surface is hard packed limestone screenings.

    There is no problem with farmers just bring water and a snack.

    this is a picture of the trail logo.
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    Here's another pic from last night on the trail just south of Blackwater in the huge marsh area. Pic doesn't really show the trail, but it's a nice sunset. I'm hoping to ride from Uxbridge to the cottage this summer (outside Fenelon Falls) via the trail.


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    Since everyone's posting photos of the trail, here's one of me on the rail bridge near Fowlers Corners

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbotron/454559763/" title="Orange corners bridge by bobbotron1, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm1.static.flickr.com/242/454559763_59c425de44.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Orange corners bridge" /></a>

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    I lived in Peterborough 10 years ago and used to do this trail often. I did Peterborough to Cameron which is 50 KMs. Once got chased by a farmer on foot, I kept waiting for the sound of a gunshot and a bullet whizzing by my ear. Good times.

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