Ponoka Hospital Lands - June 2 2021
Ponoka Hospital Lands - #35 in Alberta Discovery Guide and 46.6 km from Red Deer. Heading east out of Ponoka on Highway 53 turn south on 46 Street until 35 Ave turn west and park at the end.
I was really impressed with this area, it is in Ponoka so it still has the sounds of the city but it has beautifully mowed trails and some great views of the Battle River and some isolated wetlands. It is a rather short trail but well worth it to stop and pause to watch the ducks paddle in the river or view the red squirrels gather food for winter.
Wildlife within this natural area include mule deer, red squirrels, ground squirrels, waterfowl and forest birds.
Watch for wildlife, dress for weather conditions and be mindful of other people utilizing the trail.