HDTI has been busy – Fall 2023

Six Month Review from our Chair, Carl Stefanski:

We hope everyone is having a great Fall season.  This is a wonderful time of year to get out and enjoy the colours, fresh air and exercise that the trails have to offer

Hastings Destination Trails Inc. (HDTI), as it is officially called, operates as a not for profit, total volunteer-based organization supporting the non-motorized trails in Hastings County.  With the assistance of Ontario Trails Council, of which we are a member, and the economic development of the County.

Launched in 2019 by Cathy Trimble, who recently retired, HDTI will endeavour to continue the great work Cathy accomplished with the assistance of our Board who bring with them varied disciplines and experience which will carry us into the future.

Not only land trails for hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, HDTI is in the process of mapping water routes for kayaking, canoeing and other non-motorized water sports and is exploring the possibility of rock and ice climbing.

Further developments include our assistance with the Nellie Lunn Park, bringing the Bird’s Creek Trail to life and hopefully involvement with a major trail system together with addressing our existing trails.

You may have seen our banners at locations such as The Brake Room and Trailhead in Belleville

or at the Coe Hill and Madoc Fairs.

Also, we attended the white water event held in the Spring called Mackfest and the Hastings Snowshoe Hustle in Hastings Highlands this past March. This has given us greater support and exposure within all of Hastings County and beyond the borders.  That in turn translates to the economic development for Hastings County.

HDTI is always on the lookout for volunteers to do light field work or as Board Members.  HDTI encourages you to consider joining and having a great time meeting like-minded people.