Guided tours of the Millennium Lilac Trail are available from Festival Volunteers around the Festival, which is always the last weekend in May. Although our Tours are over for 2022, we hope you’ll plan on joining us in 2023! You can contact us at WLFTours@gmail.com to arrange a group tour. In the mean time, be sure to wander the trail on your own!
The tour format is flexible in order to meet particular needs. We can accommodate bus tour companies, retirement residences and groups. The tour is usually an hour long. It may or may not include the entire 2.6 km distance.
Along the route, various lilacs are highlighted due to unique features or historic significance. Information about the particular varieties including suitable planting location, colour of bloom, length of blooming season and pruning etc. are explained. We also include some local history of Warkworth and the development of the trail. Most of our visitors on these tours have their own stories to share about the part that lilacs played in their own lives. With over 300 plantings, there is lots to talk about!
The Trail is always open for visitors to explore. Should you choose to book a guided tour the cost this season is $5 per person. Whether you chose to visit the Millennium Lilac Trail on your own or book a tour, visitors will enjoy a trail walk infused with fresh lilac scented air, many opportunities for photos and several benches for calming rests beside the Mill Creek.
Our tours are over for 2022. We hope to see you next year! For more information, or to arrange a tour, contact WLFTours@gmail.com.