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Media Release – May 22, 2024
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Join your neighbours for the South Shore Footpath Day launch celebration on June 22!


Free. Fun. Family friendly. Everyone is invited to step into nature and be among the first to explore future walking trails with local volunteers on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Led by South Shore Joint Initiative, a group of more than 20 enthusiastic volunteers are excited to introduce you to the PEC South Shore Footpath Project!

Inspired by the iconic Bruce Trail, a future South Shore Footpath will enable everyone to step into nature and explore the rare beauty of local public lands. A point-to-point walking trail from Point Petre to Point Traverse that will help to protect, conserve and restore fragile lands as well as promote everyone’s well-being is the group’s ultimate goal.

On June 22, everyone is invited to take part in the South Shore Footpath Project Day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Bring your family, friends and neighbours and meet up with volunteers at the Footpath Hub at Mariners Park Museum (2065 County Rd 13, Milford, ON).

Enjoy the great outdoors of the PEC South Shore as well as:

  • Free guided tours through scenic South Shore conserved and public lands at 10:30 am, 11 am and 11:30 am
  • Information booths – learn about the South Shore Footpath, local environmental initiatives & more!
  • Big Mike’s BBQ – a PEC smokehouse favourite since 2016
  • Kyra & Tully – a singer/songwriting duo who are working on a new release featuring “This is our Time”, a song inspired by the South Shore
  • Free fun activities for kids of all ages

Pack your most comfy walking shoes, hats, lawn chairs, beverages, insect and tick repellent, sunscreen and plan to make June 22 South Shore Footpath Day a memory you won’t forget.

Together, let’s explore future Footpath routes, enjoy local food, entertainment and activities and discover our remarkable South Shore. We can’t wait to step into the South Shore Footpath with you and yours!

Visit to RSVP and learn more about the South Shore Footpath Project Day now.


For information: Cheryl Anderson, [email protected], 613-849-7743

South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) is a volunteer run, non-profit registered Canadian charity with a mission to educate and advocate for the protection, preservation and restoration of South Shore lands and waters in Prince Edward County, where together biodiversity and people thrive. See the incredible PEC South Shore on YouTube – and experience for yourself on June 22, 2024!