Work on the Trans-Canada Trail is very much appreciated

I would like to hand a huge bouquet to everyone involved in designing, building and maintaining the portion of the Trans-Canada trail

I would like to hand a huge bouquet to everyone involved in designing, building and maintaining the portion of the Trans-Canada trail going through the County of Lacombe.

Only two days after high winds knocked over big trees, the trail has been cleared of obstructions, already. Amazing!

This morning I cycled from the experimental farm past Lacombe Lake and over the newest stretch of paved trail through Blackfalds and onto the Blindman River bridge south and a little west of that town – and back.

Smooth pavement, no vehicle traffic, up and down and around corners, along fields, past grazing horses and ducks and geese followed by their young – one behind the other – on lakes and ponds.

One hears the birds sing and this time of year the air is permeated with the delightful smell of sweet clover.

Riding that trail is an exhilarating experience, to say the least.

I guesstimate the all-paved trail covers near 20 km – one way – from the Agricultural Research Station in Lacombe to the Blindman River bridge past Blackfalds.

(I will gladly stand corrected if someone knows better.)

If that is too long one can turn around anytime or take a car to points in between. I am writing this letter not only to express my gratitude for this trail, but also to hopefully entice some people who didn’t know about it yet to get on it and have fun.

It is a great bike trip for whole families to enjoy.

Take a picnic, have an adventure.

Get fit, be fit, stay fit, be happy together out in the fresh air! Summer doesn’t last forever – make the most of it.

Outdoor loving people living in and around Lacombe are lucky people!

Margrit de Graff

Lacombe