For those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors, it’s never too early in the year to be thinking about the summer’s hiking and biking adventures. With nearly 400 km of trails, Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) strives to be the premier destination of trail users, whether they travel by foot, bike or horse. There is something for everyone from the handicapped-accessible boardwalk trail of Ominnik Marsh, to the spectacular mountain bike descent on the J. E. T. trail along the North Escarpment.
“If you want to take a trail or two on your visit, we’ll help you pick a hike that suits your needs,” said Patrick McDermott, an interpreter with RMNP. “Come to the Visitor Centre. We have capable staff who will offer several options for you to choose from,” he said.
For those who need a quick fix to tide them over until the trails dry up, there is an RMNP Trail Guide available at the office of the administration building in Wasagaming. Once the townsite businesses open again in early May, the guide will also be available at the Nature Shop in the Visitor Centre in Wasagaming as well as other locations in and around the park.
For more information about trails, camping and special events call 204-848-7275.