For the second December in a row, Kawartha Conservation is lighting up the Cedar Forest at Ken Reid Conservation Area near Lindsay with a festive holiday display.
The “Illuminated Forest” will see hundreds of trees adorned with thousands of twinkling lights to create a magical nighttime trail.
You can experience the Illuminated Forest beginning the evening of Saturday, December 2nd — following the free “Christmas at Ken Reid” family event taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and continuing nightly from dusk to 9 p.m. until Tuesday, January 2nd.
“We are delighted to bring back the Illuminated Forest for its second year, building on the overwhelming joy it brought to our community in 2022,” says Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski in a media release.
“This event is about creating a magical space where families and friends can come together and enjoy the beauty of the season.”
To get to the Cedar Forest Trail, keep to the right after you enter Ken Reid Conservation Area and drive as far as you can until you reach the parking lot at the end of Conservation Lane.
While there is no cost to visit the Illuminated Forest, parking at Ken Reid is $4 per vehicle (except for those with an annual parking pass).
Kawartha Conservation will also be accepting donations from visitors at the Illuminated Forest during December.
“Donations received throughout the month of December at the Illuminated Forest help support our community events throughout the year,” says Kristie Virgoe, Kawartha Conservation’s director of stewardship and conservation lands. “Free events like our annual Fall Festival and Christmas at Ken Reid are made possible through the generous sponsorships and donations we receive.”