"Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life." —Carrie Latet
TRANS CANADA TRAIL
The Trans Canada Trail meanders through Neepawa, connecting several beautiful, natural areas including the head waters of the Whitemud River. Along the trail you will find the Stoney Creek School No. 133 historic site, Neepawa’s Bird Sanctuary and the opportunity to see wildlife along the Whitemud River.
The Town of Neepawa, childhood home of Margaret Laurence, author of “The Stone Angel” amongst numerous other works of Canadian literature also offers a launching point for extended hiking to the north or south. The Trans Canada Trail then heads south into the RM of North Cypress-Langford. Following rural roads through some diverse scenery throughout the Hummerston Sandhills, where a variety of wildlife and vegetation can be seen. The Trail continues south to Emerson, MB on the United States’ border. Heading north from Neepawa, trail extends into the RM of Rosedale and then west following the former CN rail bed south of Riding Mountain National Park and on to Russell, MB.
Langford recreational trails
10km East of Neepawa on Highway 16, then 5 km South on Road 81W.
The trail system is situated in the Hummerston Unit of the Whitemud Watershed Wildlife Management Area. It contains a network of grass surfaced trails that provide enjoyment for all ages and abilities. Two trails are relatively flat, while the rest pass over rolling hills of various heights. They are part of the Upper Assiniboine Delta which originally emptied into the ancient glacial Lake Agassiz. The hills are sand dunes covered with a variety of vegetation. A unique Tamarack Bog runs along the southern boundary of this area. Visitors will experience a variety of flora and fauna while exploring the trails.
Langford Winter Park
Langford-Neepawa Winter Park is located 7 km east of Neepawa on PTH #16.
There are 10K for classic skiing (with 5K double tracked) and 2.5K for skate skiing. There is also a warming cabin along the trail, toboggan hill, and 7K of snowshoeing trails. The trails are well sheltered, passing through the woods on flat or gently rolling terrain.
The trails are groomed after every snowfall by the Neepawa & Area Ski Club.
If you are interested in taking out a membership to support the ongoing expenses ($20.00 single, $30.00 family).
Neepawa & Area Cross Country Ski Club
eTransfer to: Neepski@gmail.com
Send a cheque to Neepawa XC Ski Club Box 1565,
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0
Rosedale Farm Trails
The Trail is located 5 miles west of Eden on the Rosedale Farm and is all-season.
This ¾ section piece of land was rehabilitated during the 1960’s as a demonstration project for soil conservation in farming practices. In 1977, the WWCD Board assumed responsibility for the farm.
In 2010, a group of local citizens established an all-season foot trail through the farm property. The trail passes through a variety of vegetation and topography and offers stunning views to the east of the Riding Mountain Escarpment. Interpretive signage helps to explain the history and features of the farm. Last year, more than 200 hikers enjoyed the Rosedale Farm Trail