A2A Trail – A Pilgrimage for Nature
By David Miller
The Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) region is a unique diverse bioregion that connects Algonquin Park to Adirondack Park through the Frontenac Arch and surrounding lands. Home to a vast array of plants and animals, it is one of the last large-scale, intact forest and wetland linkages left in Eastern North America
The A2A Collaborative is a U.S., Canadian, and First Nations partner organization that works with scientists, policy-makers, conservationists, communities, governments, and other local groups to protect and enhance the unique ecological features and functions of the corridor. Our dream is a resilient, ecologically connected A2A region that sustains a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life for generations to come.
One of the core projects of the Collaborative is the A2A Trail – A Pilgrimage for Nature. The Trail is a 600 km multi-modal active recreation travel route connecting the two great parks using existing trails, rail trails, and backroads. It creates a physical and symbolic connection among the lands and people of the A2A region – raising conservation awareness in the corridor, promoting active nature-based recreation, and helping local economic development.
Watch below to learn about the A2A Trail experience!
Featured Image: Male Moose (c) A2A
David Miller has been Executive Director of the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A) since 2017. David has a BES in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo and an M.Sc. in Resource Management from the University of British Columbia. His career in conservation and environmental planning has spanned 30 years and included work with Ontario Conservation Authorities, Provincial Ministries, and Municipalities including the City of Ottawa where he was the manager of Natural Systems Planning and Environmental Land Acquisition.