High River, Alberta : Emerson Lake
Canada travel, tourism guide - Foothills Country
( walking, picnicking, jogging, biking, roller blading, birdwatching )
Most of the Emerson Lake pathway is exposed to the open sunshine. It is wise to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen when planning some extended time in the park as shade can be minimal on a busy day. Shade is best near some of the sightseeing benches located off the beaten path.
The Emerson Lake pathway connects to the Happy Trails Pathway which explores the community of High River, Alberta, Canada east to west. Next to Emerson Lake the Happy Trails Pathway connects to another day use area called Sunshine Lake.
When visiting Emerson Lake there are people walking their dogs, jogging, roller blading, taking day strolls, picnicking and birdwatching. Some stay in the park while others continue exploring on the Happy Trails Pathway.
Birdwatching is popular near Emerson Lake. The lake pathway connects to a birdwatching platform in the park providing views of the lake and the local birding activity. Waterfowl visit the lake most often while song birds can be spotted in the nearby trees.
The pathway, the lake and the grass lawns are very well maintained around Emerson Lake. There are a few flower gardens adding color to the park and sightseeing benches for enjoying the views and activity.
Nearby is a playground popular for the young ones, a viewing platform fro birdwatching and some some picnic tables for packed lunches and group gatherings.
How to Get to Emerson Lake
Travel to the community of High River, Alberta, Canada. From downtown High River travel south on Centre Street to 12 Avenue (Hwy #23) and turn left (east) on 12 th. Continue east on 12th Avenue to 6th Street (Hwy #2a) and turn left (north). Continue traveling north to 6th Avenue and turn right and the day use area is straight ahead.