Friends of the Rail Trail (FoRT) invite you to a Sunday Morning Ramble!

Francis Rd Ramble - Sunday April 21

Après - encore - Wintergreen Pancake Barn

FoRT invites you to meet at 11:00 am at Francis Rd and the rail trail. Directions: From County Rd 1 in Gelert, take Sedwick Rd to the East, go over the cement bridge, turn R onto Francis Rd. Park safely. 


This is a favourite Ramble! First, we'll head south on the Rail Trail to explore the iron railway bridge over the Drag River. We can walk down a footpath to the riverside, and see the impressive stonework underneath.

Then we'll head N to meet up with special guest Marion Sedgwick, who will regale us with tales of the family farm and Gelert pioneer history.

The trail passes through extensive farmland, past the Sedgwick gravel pit, and meanders around curves through forest, with glimpses of river valley.

We're returning to Wintergreen Pancake Barn for lunch. The menu offers good value for $7 - no tax / cash only. 

>>> While in Gelert, check out Norm's Smokehouse and Lou's Antique Barn. And don't miss their new showroom, featuring lots of art!
Looking ahead - Next Sunday's final Ramble on the Rail Trail:

April 28 - Meet at Lochlin Community Centre parking lot. Ramble S through open wetlands to Ritchie Falls.

Then 4 Sunday Rambles in Haliburton Village:


May 5 - Heritage House Cafe for "Over the Hills and thru' the Woods"
May 12 - Haliburton Museum for a guided Mothers Day tour of the Sculpture Forest
May 19 - Rails End Gallery for a Victoria Day weekend family outing all the way around Head Lake Trail
May 26 - Haliburton Library for Drag River and Bailey Dam. Then FoRT Members' Potluck and AGM at the Library.

See you Sunday for a memorable Ramble! >>> And Membership renewals. (705) 457-4767

Visit the website where you can download a membership form. 


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