If you enjoy golfing, nature walks, wildlife watching, history and camping, then you will LOVE what McLennan has to offer. With plenty of options that get you outdoors and enjoying the beautiful scenery, McLennan is the perfect destination for your summer getaway. The whole family will appreciate what this town has to offer and boredom will be a thing of the past! Plan your trip now and see why so many people continue to visit.
- Smoky River Regional Golf Course
- Lake Shore Walking Trails
- Kimiwan Lake Bird Walk
- Northern AB Historical Railway Museum
- McLennan Municipal Kimiwan Campground
1. Smoky River Regional Golf Course
This nine-hole golf course is perfect for novices and experts alike. With plenty of challenges, lush fairways and tons of trees and wildlife, every single golfer can appreciate the beauty that this course has to offer. Cart rentals are available for those who want more ease in their golf game, plus there’s even a driving range to practice your swing before a round. The lounge and clubhouse provide tasty meals and drinks for those on the course and golfers can enjoy amazing views as they grab a bite to eat. Golfing enthusiasts MUST check this course out!
2. Lake Shore Walking Trails
These paved walking trails provide the perfect place to bond with friends and family and a great opportunity to soak in the surrounding beauty. With smooth and wide trails, people of all ages can spend time here and appreciate the outdoors. The trails lead to a catch and release trout pond and feature a covered bridge with plenty of trees planted nearby. Memorial benches have been added as well so visitors can enjoy a spot to relax as they take in the sights around them. Perfect for those days when you’re craving some fresh air, the Lake Shore walking trails are a must see.
3. Kimiwan Lake Bird Walk
This bird walk and interpretive centre is the perfect outing for those who have a passion for wildlife and nature! Inside the centre visitors will be able to learn more about the many bird species in the area, plus they will be able to see some fascinating taxidermy of native birds. Outside, there is a self guided bird walk that takes visitors on wooden walkways around wetlands. This interactive centre will provide fun for the whole family and picnics are encouraged before or after bird watching. Be sure to stop in and chat with the friendly staff and check out the gift shop for unique items to take home as a souvenir of your visit!
4. Northern AB Historical Railway Museum
Situated alongside the Kimiwan Lake Bird Walk, this rustic and informative museum is constructed with 70-year-old rough cut lumber from a local saw mill and depicts life from the early 1900’s. Visitors will feel like they’re walking back in time as they go through each room and browse the historical artifacts that have been collected. Outside, guests will be able to look upon and experience a caboose which was a part of the last passenger train of the rail line. Informative and fun, this museum is perfect for families and individuals who want to appreciate the history that McLennan encompasses. Stop in after the bird walk and feel good about a day of learning!
5. McLennan Municipal Kimiwan Campground
This beautifully constructed campground has 18 sites, 12 of which come with power. Washrooms and showers are available, as well as free firewood, picnic tables, fire pits, a fish pond, and a shelter with a cook stove. There’s also a fun playground for younger visitors which features a wooden train playset that’s bound to get imaginations going. This campground is walking distance to the Kimiwan Bird Walk, Railway Museum, Golf Course and grocery store, so it’s the perfect place to set up camp and enjoy the local amenities. With a prime location and even better scenery, this is the ideal place to take your family to!