May 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
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. The Trail is open all year round, and there is never an admission fee, so come visit and enjoy the serenity and natural beauty.
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 25 to June 30 2019 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 25 and 26, 2019 the Festival Market will be open for business, offering you a chance to admire and purchase work from our local artists and artisans. Be sure to visit!!
There are lots of other events along the Trail, including music and Victorian Tea at the Gazebo!
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!