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Mountain Trails to Beach Strolls

Duck Mountain Provincial Park

The Duck Mountains are a segment of the Manitoba Escarpment dating back over

one hundred million years and are classified as a Natural Park. Clear, spring-fed lakes have made “The Ducks” a popular tourist destination for years. Childs, Wellman, Glad, Singush and the Blue Lakes are among the most popular. The shapes of landforms, and bodies of water are the work from the last Ice Age and glacial

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Porcupine Provincial Forest

Where the Parkland gives way to the north, Porcupine Provincial Forest is a rugged wilderness waiting to be explored. Few roads penetrate the forest, set among the Porcupine Hills along the Manitoba escarpment, which rises to 823 m (2,700 feet) above sea level at Hart Mountain, a summit to rival Baldy Mountain of The Ducks. Campgrounds exist at Whitefish Lake (on PR 279, northwest of Bowsman), North Steeprock Lake and Bell Lake (both northwest of Birch River on PR 365).

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The Cowan Trail

is an annual event held each August. This Trail is over 120 years old and the original route into to Swan Valley by pioneers. Sat Morning – Cowboy Pancake Breakfast Over 75 Horse Drawn Wagons and Horseback Riders begin the 15-25 mile trek for about 6 hours. Next is the ATV Derby with over 70 participants who travel over 40 miles. This amazing day ends with a BBQ Supper at the Cowan Hall with hospitality at its best including unforgettable characters and good ol’ country dancing.

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