2017/18 Edson and Area Visitors Guide 2017 Visitor Guide electronic - Page 51

Willmore Park Trail Map You’ll find a piece of a different world at Willmore Park. As one of Edson’s best kept secrets, Willmore Park will certainly impress. Located right along the McLeod River, the park offers something for everyone. Hiking and biking trails, ranging from 1.5 km to 5 km provide varying degrees of difficulty and are surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness and scenic views of the river valley. It is also a great place for runners of all levels. There is plenty of room to camp in one of the 12 river side sites or 29 forest sites. Group camping and picnicking is also available. The area is also a great fishing destination. The park is used for tobogganing, snow shoeing, fatbiking and cross country skiing in the winter months. In the summer, it is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, biking, running, soaking up the sun or tubing on the river. The Edson Cycling Association hosts free weekly women’s and co-ed group mountain bike rides. All abilities welcome! The Edson Cycling Association and the Town of Edson have plans to improve access to trails in the Edson area by building new trails Photo by Mik at Willmore Park. The Cycling Association has e Ston er-Wa a multi-year plan to build approximately 8 km of lker (w ww.e dsonc new singletrack trails to utilize more of the park space, to repair ycling .com) damaged sections of existing trails and to build a mid-sized bike park. For more information on the planned improvements and group rides visit www.edsoncycling.com. Willmore Park is a definite must see with its calm, small town charm, grand views and potential adventures! Background photo by Giles Merriott (www.365photography.com) www.gallowaystationmuseum.com 49