Carlton Trail Regional Park Trails
Photo of Carlton Trail Regional Park from: Tourism Saskatchewan (2017)
Carlton Trail Regional Park offers three groomed hiking trails that total 1.6 km. The trails are perfect for bird watching activities as they feature views of parkland and marsh spaces, and the bird stand provides an excellent vantage point. Geese, hummingbirds, ruffed grouse and orioles are just some of the bird species you may encounter along the trails. All of the trails are marked, regularly mowed and are quite wide in size. In the winter, the trails are also transformed into cross country ski trails.
The park is a popular destination spot for canoeing, paddle boating and row boating activities as these are the only types of watercraft that are permitted on the park’s lake, due to its smaller size. There are also separate lakes for swimming and boating activities. The park is open from May 1 to September 30, and visitors are required to pay the regional park’s entry fee to gain access to the trails.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact the Town of Langenburg to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Length: 1.6 km
Wheelchair accessible: No
Activities: Hiking, bird watching, canoeing, cross country skiing
Surface: Grass, natural
Amenities (trail): Trail signs, bird stand
Amenities (park): Restaurant, campground, swimming lake, playground, 9-hole golf course, baseball diamonds, fire pits, picnic sites, beach, parking, concession, horse shoe pits, mini-golf, showers, washrooms, fishing, row boating, paddle boating
Location: 18 km south of Langenburg on Highway #8 or 5 km north of Spy Hill at the Carlton Trail Regional Park
Closest Communities: Langenburg, Spy Hill
Trailhead GPS: North end of the birding trail starts at 50°40.416’N 101°42.271’W. The west end of the trail begins at 50°40.313’N 101°42.393W.
Contact Info: Town of Langenburg, call (306) 534-4724, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saskregionalparks.ca
Glenburn Regional Park
Photo of Glenburn Regional Park from: Tourism Saskatchewan (2017)
Glenburn Regional Park is the perfect place to enjoy a canoe, kayak or hiking adventure this summer. The waterways in the park are smaller in size, ensuring that they are only accessible to canoes, kayaks and paddleboats. Meanwhile, the hiking trails in the park, even though they are un-groomed in the summer, are wheelchair accessible as the paths consist of level gravel grades. The hiking trails also provide beautiful views of the local river and the park.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact Glenburn Regional Park to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Activities: Hiking, canoeing, kayaking
Surface (hiking): Level gravel
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Park amenities: fishing, boating (light boats only), swimming, playground, beach, campground, picnic site, parking, grocery and supplies store, benches, washrooms, showers, laundry, concession, baseball diamonds, 9-hole golf course, volleyball court
Location: Glenburn Regional Park
Closest Communities: North Battleford, Maymont, Radisson, Sonningdale
Contact Info: Glenburn Regional Park, call (306) 389-4700, email email@example.com or visit www.saskregionalparks.ca.
Meadow Lake Provincial Park
Photo of Meadow Lake Provincial Park from: Tourism Saskatchewan (2017)
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is one of the largest and most popular provincial parks in Saskatchewan, spanning more than 1,600 square kilometers. It is home to a variety of animal, bird and plant species, more than 20 lakes, streams and rivers, and exquisite views of the Northern Lights. Some of the birds and wildlife you may encounter during your trip include: moose, loons, blue heron, grebes, red-tail hawks, lynx, deer, fox, elk, bear, ducks, golden eagles, wolves, coyotes and otters.
The park is home to a variety of family-friendly trails, as well as pathways that are designed for intermediate and more advanced users. The trails are perfect for hiking, walking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. Individuals can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the Boreal Forest by canoeing along the park’s vast shoreline. Trail maps are available at the park entry gates and campground entrances.
The Kimball Lake and Vivian Lake hiking trails are perfect for beginner trail users, offering views of the forest, birds and waterways. The Kimball Lake Hiking Trail features two narrow pathways – one that is 2 km long and another that is 6.5 km long. The Vivian Lake Hiking Trail also features two narrow pathways – one that is 1.6 km long and another that is 4.2 km.
Intermediate trail users will love the Hay Meadow, Newbranch, White Birch, and Humphrey Lake hiking trails. Hay Meadow (4.8 km) is used as a hiking trail in the summer and as a cross-country ski trail in the winter. Newbranch offers three pathways, ranging from 2 km to 11 km in length. On this trail, you will see a beaver-dammed stream, waterways and wildlife. White Birch (1.8 km) follows the Flotten River and offers excellent views of this unique ecosystem. Meanwhile, Humphrey Lake offers two pathways (0.6 km and 3.2 km) that are a must-see for bird watchers. The trail features breathtaking panoramic views from a tower, excellent opportunities to see red-tail hawks, ducks, Canada geese and shorebirds at a small lake, and more challenging terrain, with hilly sections and slippery slopes. Please be advised that a bear den is located about 50 meters away from the viewing tower.
Backpackers, mountain bikers and advanced trail users must check out the recently opened Boreal Trail, which features challenging terrain, spectacular scenery and well-appointed campsites along the 120 km trail. (Click here for more information on the Boreal Trail.)
In the winter, snowmobilers will love the park’s more than 45 km of groomed trails that are perfect for beginner and advanced riders. And, cross-country skiers will enjoy more than 20 km of groomed trails that run throughout the Greig Lake area.
The Meadow Lake Provincial Park offers a variety of activities and amenities that visitors can enjoy during their stay. Wagon hay rides, guided horseback trail rides, tennis, mini-golf, golf, picnics, BBQs, campgrounds, resort accommodations, fillet shacks, a playground, beach, swimming, boating and fishing all await you at this gorgeous, must-see destination.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact the Meadow Lake Provincial Park to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Length (hiking): 43.7 km in total
Length (cross country skiing): Over 20 km
Length (snowmobiling): Over 45 km
Difficulty: All levels
Wheelchair accessible: Yes, some areas
Activities: Hiking, walking, canoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, guided horseback riding and wagon hay rides
Surface: natural terrain
Amenities: campgrounds and other accommodations, supplies, restaurants, picnic sites, beach, swimming, washrooms, BBQs, fillet shacks, tennis courts, playground, boat launch, golf, mini-golf, gas station
Location: Meadow lake Provincial Park, Northwest Saskatchewan
Closest Community: Pierceland, Beacon Hill, Goodsoil
Trailhead GPS: contact MLPP
Contact Info: Meadow Lake Provincial Park Office, call (306) 236-7680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saskparks.net.
The Town of Unity features paved walking, cycling, running and in-line skating paths in several of its larger parks, particularly in the Unity and District Regional, Orchard, and Memorial parks.
The greatest bulk of the trails are found within the Unity and District Regional Park where you will also find washrooms, picnic sites, a concession stand and BBQ pits, among other recreational facilities.
Orchard Park is one of the community’s newest parks, and it features picnic tables and a centralized rest area along the trail that also connects to the pathway system in Memorial Park. In Memorial Park, trail users will discover a beautifully shaded picnic site as well as the town’s Cenotaph statue that recognizes the community’s fallen soldiers.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact the Town of Unity to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Activities: Walking, cycling, jogging, in-line skating
Amenities (trails/parks): rest area, BBQ pits, picnic sites, washrooms, concession stand
Amenities (town): Restaurants, accommodations, groceries, service stations, movie theatre, shopping, museum, murals, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, baseball diamonds, outdoor swimming pool, tobogganing hill, curling and hockey rinks
Closest Community: Unity
Contact Info: Town of Unity, call (306) 228-2621, email email@example.com or visit www.townofunity.com
Turtle Lake Nature Sanctuary
Photo of Turtle Lake Nature Sanctuary from: Tourism Saskatchewan (2017)
The Turtle Lake Nature Sanctuary spans over 112 acres and features self-guided trails that are perfect for hiking, cycling and cross country skiing. The sanctuary is home to 35 mammal, 60 lichen, 220 bird and 260 different plant species, making it a perfect location for getting away from the city and back to the “great outdoors.” During your visit, you may encounter beavers, ospreys, frogs, bald eagles, chipmunks, warblers, coyotes, squirrels, moose, great blue herons, bears, pelicans, foxes, pileated woodpeckers, deer and kinglets. Some of the plant species you may also see include: marsh marigold, western red lilies, orchids, goldenrod, dry ground cranberry, asters and a tree that is over 150 years old.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring binoculars, bug repellant and sunscreen, as well as wear a hat when visiting the area. Please remember to watch out for and use caution around moose and bears. Do not travel alone and make noise while on the trails to avoid startling these great animals. Visitors are also reminded to watch out for falling tree limbs and trees during windy days as many of the trees in the sanctuary are getting older and are more susceptible to wind damage.
To ensure the sanctuary retains its pristine appearance, visitors are asked not to litter or pick the flowers, to not disturb the area’s wildlife and to use caution about eating mushrooms and berries as some of them are toxic to humans. Camping, fires, ATVs and motorcycles are also not allowed in the sanctuary.
DISCLAIMER: Individuals travel the trails at their own risk. The Saskatchewan Trails Association cannot be held liable or responsible if the above trail conditions or information changes. Please contact Nature Saskatchewan to confirm the current state of the trail system.
Length: 2 hours for a walking tour
Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Wheelchair accessible: No
Activities: Hiking, cycling, bird watching, cross country skiing
Surface: natural terrain
Amenities: interpretive signs, lookout points, parking lot, benches
Location: near Turtle Lake
Closest Communities: Turtleford, St. Walburg, Livelong, Fairholme
Contact Info: Nature Saskatchewan, call 1-800-667-4668 or visit www.naturesask.ca