Magee Lake Natural Area - May 29 2021
Magee Lake Natural Area - 58.5 km from Red Deer. To reach this area from Red Deer head north on Queen Elizabeth Highway II, turn east on Milton Road until Range Road 244 then head north. It will be on the left-hand side of the road after Township Road 414 (look for park boundary signs).
This is a beautifully forested area is dominated by mature trembling aspen with interspersed patches of white spruce and paper birch. There are some grasslands scattered within the natural area as well.
There is a vehicle trail that runs through the area that helps avoid bushwacking. At this time of year the ruffed grouse can be heard drumming throughout the woods. Tracks in the soft mud showed recent visitors of moose, deer and coyote. A wonderful area for a walk to listen to the calls of forest birds that echo through the forest canopy.
This area does get wet in some areas but is easily avoided by walking around them. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, tripping hazards, and changing weather conditions.
The partner that manages this area is Alberta Parks.
Be safe and happy exploring!