October Trail of the Month: Wakamow Valley trails

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Each month from May to October, the STA is promoting a trail in a different part of the province to encourage people to explore nature and be physically active.

For trail enthusiasts, there are plenty of reasons to flock to Wakamow Valley at the heart of the Moose Jaw River. The area is home to 190 bird species, and as you make your way through the Wakamow Valley trail system – featuring nearly 15 kilometres of trails – there are prime opportunities for bird watching.tag

In fact, if you visit the Wakamow Valley Authority office (276 Home St. E), you can even borrow a bird kit, including: binoculars, a bird book, a check-list of birds and bird seed.

Beyond bird watching, Wakamow Valley Trails are also designed for walking, cycling, in-line skating and water activities such as canoeing and kayaking.

Trail users will appreciate the vast amount of amenities located within the valley, including washrooms, picnic benches, BBQ pits, a playground, concession, gazebos, canoe and kayak rentals, a boat launch, pedestrian bridges, parks and plenty of free parking.

There’s plenty of great tourist destinations within the trail system:

  • Plaxton’s Lake: Picnic and water activities. Complete with sun shelter and boardwalk;
  • Lions River Park: Picnic tables and barbecues;
  • Kiwanis River Park: Picnic tables, fire pit, canoe launch and the outdoor Speed Skating Oval;
  • Rotary River Park: The Burger Cabin, McCaig Gardens, accessible playground and sun shelter;
  • Kinsmen Wellesley Park: Accessible playground, sun shelter, picnic tables and barbecues;
  • Connor Park: Barbecues, canoe launch, fire pit, picnic tables, pavilion, and playground;
  • Devonian Trail: A 4.2 km pedestrian and cycling asphalt pathway from near Union Hospital, through Plaxton’s Lake, Lions River Park and Rotary River Park to Kinsmen Wellesley Park.
  • River Park Campground: Campsites, canoe launch.
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