Visiting Temiskaming Shores

Our friendly and inviting city is a popular year round destination

The South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO)
The South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO)

In 2004, The South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO) was formed as a result of community members’ interest in promotion and development of an active participative transportation routes through the City of Temiskaming Shores hi-lighting the waterfront.

In 2005, The Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores approved the process of establishing a multi-use trail/linear park and in 2006, a by-law to establish a linear park /Active Travel maintenance program for the Corporation of the City of Temiskaming Shores was adopted and Council determined that a Community Health and Wellness/Health Community Design would be incorporated into the City’s new Official Plan Process.

At that point, STATO initiated community-wide citizens’ engagement process and we focused our energies from 2007 to 2015 on fundraising, including a yearly fashion show and ice fishing derby, walk-run-bike events, hockey and golf tournaments, numerous sales, galas, musical events, amazing races, auctions, private donations and Government funding, and more. 

In 2008, we began the construction of 20 kilometers paved bike path, complete with bollards and rumble strips, lines and stamping and we continue to work towards our vision of linking the trail to schools, fitness facilities, and different parts of town to make it more accessible.

To date, almost 21.4km has been completed and the surfaced trail is accessible to all residents and visitors, is wheel chair accessible and provide for recreation opportunities to all walks of life.  Residents and visitors of and to Temiskaming Shores can enjoy the benefits of walking, strolling, cycling, jogging, roller blading and other non-motorized activities throughout the City on a safe route.

Through the Bicycle Friendly Community group, we continue to increase awareness and promote physical activity for a healthy community, as well as economic growth and recreation development.  You can follow our ongoing activities on our #biketemiskamingshores facebook page.

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