Explore Lilacs in Bloom

May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Millennium Lilac Trail

Meander the 2.6K Millennium Lilac Trail from the Main Street to highway 29 and back.   It is a romantic walk by the Creek, a time to enjoy nature, and an opportunity to marvel at our amazing array of lilacs.

You may enter the trail from either the south end of Main Street or Highway 29, just two minutes east of Main Street. Be sure to visit the trails that run off of the main trail. The Jubilee Trail is just one of those trails where we have planted an allee of jubilee lilacs. The jubilee lilac was introduced to the world here in Warkworth just four years ago in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Along the Trail you’ll find over three hundred plantings representing over sixty varieties of lilacs.  As lilacs vary in bloom times from: early – mid and late, you will be sure to find a range of colours and scents to enjoy at any time from May 26 to June 30 2018 during our Thirty Days of Lilacs.

Take a rest along the way at a park bench or at the garden Gazebo at the half way point of the trail, closest to the Highway 29 entry.

Opening Weekend Events

During the Festival’s Opening Weekend on May 26 and 27, 2018 the Festival Market will be open for business, offering you a chance to admire and purchase work from our local artists and artisans.

There are lots of other events along the Trail, including music from Julien Nelson and Charlene Marcus who make magic with recorder and harp during the Victorian Tea at the Gazebo!  At 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM there will be a demonstration of Tai Chi. 

As you wander the trail following the gently flowing Mill Creek, be sure you bring your camera. There are lots of photo opportunities around every bend. And don’t forget to enter your photographs in the Festival Photo Show next year!