by Doug McCarthy, FFCC
President Carl Doucette is pleased to announce that the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation has recently finalized new use agreements with three local entities to allow continued access by North Grenville and area residents to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.
The Corporation is again excited to partner with the Kemptville Winter Trail Inc. (KeWi), Kemptville Disc Golf Club (KDGC), and the Municipality of North Grenville. The new three-year agreements will mean that groomed cross country skiing trails, tobogganing, and disc golf will again be available in the arboretum during their respective seasons, up to and including the year 2024. Cross country skiing and tobogganing seasons are generally December through March, with the disc golf season being May through November. In their upcoming seasons, both KeWi and KDGC are looking at the potential to expand their operations into the woods north of the arboretum.
Carl Doucette said: “Come out and enjoy the fresh air at the Ferguson Forest Centre, whether it is at the toboggan hill, groomed cross country skiing trails, dog park, many walking trails, disc golf course, our park areas, or the arboretum. Please follow applicable COVID-19 protocols.”
The mission of the not-for-profit Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation is to provide policy and direction to the Ferguson Tree Nursery, and use the profits thereof to promote the awareness of, and interest in, forestry (in particular, afforestation and sustainable forest management) and maintain, enhance, and promote the responsible use and stewardship of recreational and conservation lands managed by the Corporation for the benefit of the residents of the Municipality of North Grenville.
Operational information regarding KeWi, KDGC, and the Municipality of North Grenville can be found on their respective Facebook pages.