Trails & Walkways

Trails and Walkways

Enjoy the Riverfront Boardwalk and the interpretive signage along the Rotary Way, which runs on the south bank of the mighty Athabasca River. A paved portion of the Rotary Way is wheelchair accessible, and also available for walkers, bike riders, and careful skateboarders. Picnic tables and benches placed along the walk make an ideal stopping place to watch the river or have a lunch break. Parking is plentiful, and access is ideal for campers and RVs. Enjoy the local shrubs, wildflowers, and boreal trees. Visit the Tourist Booth, gaze at the murals, and catch the perennial flowerbed established by the Athabasca Heritage Society in fall 2001.

If you would like to ski or run in the Boreal forest, or just enjoy a stroll in the woods, try the Muskeg Creek trail system at the west side of Town. In winter months, over seventeen  kilometres of cross country ski trails (1.2 km lighted) are maintained and groomed by the Athabasca Nordic Ski Club.  Enter at the Muskeg Creek Chalet, by the Landing Trail Intermediate School, or at Athabasca University.

After a long winter, the trails double as running loops for Athabasca's joggers and fitness minded, and paths for those who enjoy birdwatching and nature appreciation. Also a challenging mountain bike ride.

 

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