May 17 2021

Outdoor Activities to do Near McConachie

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With new public health measures in effect and recreation facilities closed, we know it can seem difficult to keep your family active. Luckily summer is just around the corner and McConachie offers access to many different open spaces, parks and pathways nearby. Continue reading for five fun (and safe) outdoor activities to do near McConachie: 

Hit the Tees

Cattail Crossing Golf Club has adjusted their tee sheet in accordance to the new restrictions. People within the same household can book a tee time for two. This par-72 course offers drop in rates and has been beautifully designed with wide fairways, many grassy mounds, hills and water elements that will challenge both a beginner or a pro! The course is located just minutes from McConachie at 24427 Township Rd.

Cast a line

Located just east of McConachie, is Hermitage Park Pond. This stunning park features natural trails, a pond, a large off-leash dog area, and picnic sites. From the parking lot, a gravel path leads to a dock and fishpond. Fishing, paddling and boating activities are permitted (not gas or electric motors). The main pond is free for public use with a valid Alberta Sport Fishing Licence and is stocked annually with trout, typically before the May long weekend. For all anglers, the limit is 5 rainbow trout. Learn more about Hermitage Park Pond here

Take a Stroll

Just a 10 minute drive from McConachie is the beautiful Beaumaris Lake. This lake features a 2.7km loop and is the perfect trail for an afternoon run, jog or stroll. Enjoy some fresh air, take in the beauty of the lake and get some exercise!  

Picnic in the Park

Starting at the end of the month, the city now permits alcohol consumption at 47 designated picnic sites. Park sites include both bookable and “first-come, first-served” sites. Rundle Park and Gold Bar Park offer bookable sites closest to McConachie. Visit here to learn more! 

Bike the Riverside Nature Trail 

If you are looking for some stunning views and the perfect bike trail, you must check out the Riverside Nature Trail. With access off 167 Ave, this beautifully paved pathway follows the North Saskatchewan River – going under the Anthony Henday bridge and along the two golf courses. The loop can be ~ 5-11 km and offers tranquil views and wildlife sightings. 

With warmer days upon us, we hope you can make the most of your spring/summer! Stay safe and please remember to follow all government restrictrictions while participating in any of these outdoor activities. 

We invite you to discover this family friendly community for yourself! Learn more about our homes here. Thank you for reading our blog and stay tuned for more to come! Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date. Have a great week ahead!