YOUR DISCOVERIES: PART 5

LOCAL STORIES IN THE LEDUC REGION

Discovering the Leduc Region from YOUR point of view!

Summer is well underway, and we’ve been inspired with how people like you have been keeping busy recently!

The stories and experiences of people who live and visit here are just as important as the Leduc Region’s must-see spots – that’s why we love sharing how YOU Discover Leduc Region! Whether it’s a beautiful shot you captured, a neat story about an adventure you went on, or a new place you found to explore, we want to know about it – and we aren’t the only ones!

Keep reading for stories recently submitted from visitors & residents alike…

Photo Credits: Austin Sheppard (IG - austinshepps_photo)
Your Discoveries: Part 5
Photo Credits: Austin Sheppard (IG – austinshepps_photo)
Evening Strolls Around Telford Lake – Leduc, AB

“Telford Lake boasts 8.1 km of paved trails and is still one of my favourite places to go. If you haven’t been, you really need to go have an evening stroll… Whether it’s for exercise or checking out the many different species of birds. You will not be disappointed!”
– Brandi LaPlante (IG – capturedbybrandibee)

Photo Credit: Brandi LaPlante (IG - capturedbybrandibee)
Photo Credit: Brandi LaPlante (IG – capturedbybrandibee)
Fountains & Fireworks at Four Seasons Park – Beaumont, AB

“This photo was taken in June of 2017 at Four Seasons Park in Beaumont. My parents, cousin, and I were at the park to watch the fireworks during Beaumont’s Town & Country Daze Event. The Beaumont Blues & Roots Music Festival was also on at the same time. It was the perfect spot… The fountain, trees, clouds and sunset all made for a great shot. I’ve lived in Beaumont for almost 16 years – I’m not a photographer by any means, but I do enjoy taking photos and think I have a pretty good eye for things!”
– Dustyn DeVos (IG – perceptionphotography__)

Photo Credit: Dustyn DeVos (IG - perceptionphotography__)
Photo Credit: Dustyn DeVos (IG – perceptionphotography__)
Bikes & Backpacking Trips Through the Prairies – Calmar, AB

“I’m racing in the Alberta Rockies 700 in August, and needed a trip to shakedown the bike and gear, as well as test all of my homemade bike bags. These pictures were taken on an overnight backpacking trip from my front door in Edmonton, through the Leduc Region near Calmar, to the edge of Alberta’s public land use zone. People don’t realize how beautiful the prairies really are, and the bike is a great way to get out and explore our backyard!”
– Jeff Havixbeck (IG – jeffhavixbeck)

Photo Credit: Jeff Havixbeck (IG - jeffhavixbeck)
Photo Credit: Jeff Havixbeck (IG – jeffhavixbeck)
Starry Skies Above an Old Farm House – Leduc County, AB

“The best thing I did at the start of COVID was buy a little camera. I’ve been inspired by so many local photographers, and it motivated me to dip my toes into this hobby. This image was taken just outside of Leduc around the new moon. The starry sky is a 10 shot stack and the old farm house is a single long exposure image. Exploring my new hobby has been so much fun, and there is still so much to learn!”
– Bob Bushkowski (IG – bobbushkowkski)

Photo Credit: Bob Bushkowski (IG - bobbushkowkski)
Photo Credit: Bob Bushkowski (IG – bobbushkowkski)
Early-Bird Adventures in Voyageur Park – Devon, AB

“For those of you familiar with the Devon River Valley Trail in Voyageur Park, right on. For those of you who don’t, go. Especially if you have early bird kids, or if you are one! A friend and I went on a Saturday morning, met at 5:30 AM in the parking lot, and by golly, nary a soul in sight. We didn’t run into one person on the path and upon returning to our vehicle, there were just a few fellas fishing under the bridge.”
– Chris | AlbertaMamas.com (IG – albertamamas)

Photo Credit: Chris | AlbertaMamas.com (IG - albertamamas)
Photo Credit: Chris | AlbertaMamas.com (IG – albertamamas)
Sunset Kayak Trips on Telford Lake – Leduc, AB

“It was a sunny evening right after work, and I decided to take the new kayak out for a ride. It was a toss-up between Telford or the reservoir, but Telford won out in the end. I’ve always been into nature, it seems to have brought me peace since moving to Alberta. Now that I’m a proud Albertan, my passion for nature has grown even stronger. Exploring what this great province has to offer, driving from the prairies to the mountains and back – I experience something new on each adventure. But during times like these, one can only explore so far, so I look towards the beauty of nature in my own community. I had to get outside, and needless to say, the choice to make a quick journey to Telford was the right one.”
– Daniel Martinez (IG – danniburtonn)

Photo Credit: Daniel Martinez (IG - danniburtonn)
Photo Credit: Daniel Martinez (IG – danniburtonn)

Looking for more regional stories like these? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter! We want to share YOUR experiences too – tag us @discoverleduc or use the hashtag #DiscoverLeducRegion in your next post for a chance to be featured!

Want to see MORE great shots of our beautiful region taken by fans & followers? Click HERE to view our fan-submitted photo gallery!

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