Finally today, after a long stretch of unbearable, face-hurting cold, I’ll be able to return to my favourite trails again.

This particular trail follows the river, and runs through several acres of undeveloped land in our small prairie city.

There was an actual “Redcoat Trail” in Canadian History, so this trail was named as a tribute to that.

There are three bridges on this trail, lots of treed stretches, and plenty of open prairie, so it’s a good mix of different views. It consistently offers something new in terms of wildlife, tracks, and the changing seasons.

The Redcoat connects with three other hiking/walking trails in the system developed by our city, so there are opportunities for a variety of distances and views.

I’m more than a little excited to get going again and I wonder with great anticipation, what the Redcoat will have in store for me today.

“There really is no correct way to hike the trail, and anyone who insists that there is ought not to worry so much about other people’s experiences. Hikers need to hike the trail that’s right for them…”

~ Adrienne Hall,