The season of Spring has arrived—the days of hibernation are over, and it is time to emerge and get yourself outside. Dust off the cobwebs and take a moment to take in the changing of the seasons. Feel the warming sun on your face, breathe in the new spring air (okay, in some areas the smell of Spring isn’t as lovely as it sounds, but it won’t last long!), and get your body moving along side of how nature starts to come alive.
The impact of fresh air and the shining sun for our well-being has been proven to promote better mental and physical health which overflows into every area of our life. Here are a few ideas for your next outdoor adventure in the Leduc Region.
Leduc Downtown District
Plan for a stroll down the charming main street of Leduc where you will find your one-stop for shopping, dining, business services, entertainment, self-care, and so much more. If you are a history buff, interact with the OnTheSpot and immerse yourself in this self-guided tour of Leduc’s downtown. It will familiarize you with the history of Leduc, telling you the story about how this city went from a telegraph station on the Calgary Edmonton Railway to the thriving community it is today.
BlackJacks Road House
Blackjacks Roadhouse & Games Rooms opened its doors in December of 2009 and has since gone through many expansions including a patio in both the bar and restaurant area. Many faces come through the doors from truckers to bikers, locals, and passing through travelers. Plus, there is a dog park on-site and can be found next to their RV park—let your furry friend run free the next time you swing by for some incredible food including all-day breakfast.
Devon River Valley Trails
Experience 24 km of pristine trails running along the North Saskatchewan River that connect Voyageur Park in Devon with Parkland County to the north, and Leduc County to the south. This stretch will soon become North America’s longest metropolitan park trail system and part of the Trans Canada Trail, spanning over 88 km and covering 7,300 hectares, thanks to the vision of The River Valley Alliance (RVA). RVA shareholders include seven municipalities with lands along the North Saskatchewan River: Devon, Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County.
RedTail Landing Golf Club
#7-435 Airport Perimeter Rd, Edmonton International Airport
Country Club Tour boasts 6 Unique Championship Golf Courses in the greater Metropolitan region area, including RedTail Landing Golf Club. The 2023 Golf Season is officially here and the course is ready for you! Swing by for a bucket and enjoy a beautiful morning or afternoon brushing up on mastering your game—the range is open to the public from 10:00am to 7:00pm daily. The Practice Facility at RedTail Landing is like no other in the province, which boasts 19 acres that includes a natural grass teeing area, 3 full-sized putting greens, two full-sized chipping greens, and two dedicated sand bunkers. It is a links-style course that was built to meet the expectations of competitive and recreational golfers alike.
Four Seasons Park
Four Seasons Park covers 51 acres of land, featuring a football field, 5 ball diamonds, day use areas, a trout-stocked fishing pond (Don Sparrow Lake), pathways, picnic sites, playground equipment, a sand volleyball court, and more! Take a look at the beautiful drone video created from Drone4Canada that will provide you a breath-taking view of the park and the trail that is waiting for you!
The Millet Memory Rose Garden
The Millet Memory Rose Garden, situated along Hwy 2A and was constructed in 1998. Rose bushes purchased are in memory of a loved one, boasting a variety of species and colors. Completing the area, are park benches and a Gazebo—maintained by Millet in Bloom. Millet is centered on a 65-acre park system with a combination of natural and manicured areas, Pipestone Creek and Eyot Creek with multi-use lighted and paved pathways (utilized year-round), trails, and include facilities such as the Agri-plex (a multi-use facility), ball diamonds, soccer fields, and splash park.
We are hopeful that the sun continues to shine and that spring continues to over-power the remanence of winter so you can get outside! We do live in Alberta, so just in case, we recommend packing your flip-flops, rain boots, ball hat, and toque—you just never know!
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