Ever heard of the John Earle Chase Memorial Park? You should. You most likely drive past it all the time if you live in Ennismore or Buckhorn. Recognize this sign?
This property is a 400 acre site that was donated to the Trent Severn Waterway also known as Parks Canada in 1995 by Ralph and Evenlyn Chase. The family requested that the property be named in honour of fallen brother John Earle Chase who died in World War II. This property will be held and maintained by the Crown never to be sold or developed. It is to be left in a natural state as open space.
A group of 8 members called the Buckhorn Trails Association started to have meetings with the Trent Severn Waterway about upgrading the property with walking trails. The Kawartha Land Trust got involved along with Trent Lakes Municipality and things started to happen!
Volunteers and some help from the workers of the municipality are currently marking trails and a parking lot will be installed on the property. This will give the public excellent access to the property while ensuring the property is left in its natural state.
You are invited to come enjoy this property for walking, hiking, skiing or snowshoeing says Kawartha Land Trust. Enjoy these activities while respecting the natural area and the wildlife who calls this area home.
On June 2/2018 the Grand Opening of the Chase Trails will commence at 1:00PM. This will help celebrate International Trails Day. Brief remarks and a guilted nature walk will be part of the grand opening!