Nova Chemicals Community Walking Trails June 2021
Nova Chemicals Community Walking Trails - 26.4 km from Red Deer. Go east on Highway 11 turning north onto Highway 815. Continue until Township Road 390 turn west and the natural area is to the north. There is a parkinglot that fits around 15-20 vehicles and a bathroom. Along the trail there are some benches and picnic tables.
This natural area has 5 km of looped trails to walk through. Boardwalks go overtop of some wetland areas giving a unique look at the surrounding area. Informative signs are scattered along the trails to give more information on the animals and plants that are within the area.
There is a little bit of everything within this natural area having aspen stands, grassland patches and wetlands sprinkled throughout. There is a winding stream that flows through part of this area with muskrats, beavers and waterfowl. Many different wildlife species use this area including white-tailed and mule deer, coyote, red fox, forest birds, and grassland birds.
The partner that manage this area is Nova Chemicals.
Be aware around open water, changing weather conditions, and wildlife in the area.
Happy exploring! I really like this area, it's perfect for a small hike and a picnic.