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Trails of Central Alberta
 
Several communities in Central Alberta have developed trail systems and more are being planned. Many will be part of or linked to the Trans Canada Trail.
 
The largest and best known trail system is in the City of Red Deer, much of which is in Waskasoo Park.
(link to Red Deer trails map)
 
Other extensive trail networks have been developed in Innisfail, Blackfalds, Lacombe, Ponoka, Sylvan Lake, Penhold and Lacombe County. Many of these trail networks are part of the TransCanada Trail network.
 
A 3.4 km trail also links the town of Bentley with Aspen Beach at Gull Lake along Highway 12. There is also a 1.5-km paved trail immediately south of the hamlet of Springbrook within a natural area. In addition, NOVA Chemicals has developed a natural trail system near the hamlet of Joffre. Short linear parks along abandoned rail lines are being developed in the eastern portions of Central Alberta.
 
More rural and urban trail networks are being planned in Red Deer County, Lacombe County and Ponoka County. An abandoned railway right of way, including the historic 2,100-ft Mintlaw trestle, may eventually link Red Deer and the TransCanada Trail with Sylvan Lake.

Additional future trails are envisioned along the Red Deer River valley and its tributaries as well as along Highway 2A. Red Deer is in the planning stages of extending Waskasoo Park into recently-annexed areas as well as future growth areas. abandoned railway lines.


 


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