Red Deer, Alberta, is a beautiful town with the Red Deer River winding through the city. There are many picturesque spots where seniors could go for some nice, safe spring walks. Here are some great places in Red Deer that would be great for a walk:
Gaetz Lake Sanctuary - The Gaetz Lake Sanctuary is this fabulous (federal) bird sanctuary. What a great place to take a walk! Take some binoculars or a sketchpad to make the most of your visit. At the entrance to the sanctuary is the Kerry Wood Nature Centre which has several exhibits and a gift shop.
Three Miles Bend - Three Miles Bend is a lovely spot along a bend in the Red Deer River with several ponds, an off-leash area for dogs, and plenty of trails on 55 hectares.
Bower Ponds - Bower Ponds is located south of the Red Deer River. It’s a park area with a serenity garden—a lovely place to take a walk.
Maskepetoon Park - Maskepetoon Park is in the west end of Red Deer. It is what is called a dedicated pollinator park. That means if you take a walk there during some nice weather, you may see birds, butterflies, and other flying pollinators that are so important to our ecology. This is an ideal spot for a quiet stroll in nature.
Weather permitting, definitely go for a walk if that appeals to you. Walking is good exercise, and fresh air and sunshine are good for everyone. Furthermore, activities outside are relatively low risk of coming in contact with COVID-19. The Hamlets at Red Deer is close to all of these outdoor areas!