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SNOWMOBILING in the parkland
BLAZING the Trails of the Parkland BY TOBIE HAINSTOCK
or the winter adventurer there’s no greater thrill than blazing through the back country on the sled of your dreams. The crisp winter air softly nibbles at your face as you travel over the snowy terrain. You take in the scenic countryside and experience the freshness of the season. This is living! All across the Parkland Region riders can experience the beauty and freshness of the winter season while enjoying a ride over the many well-groomed snowmobile trails in the area. Stretching from Dauphin to Yorkton and including surrounding areas — such as Good Spirit Lake, Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain Provincial Park — this vast region provides riders with stunning scenery and a nice variance in terrain for enjoyable trail riding. With more than 500 kilometres of groomed trail, including Rhein and Springside, the Yorkton area is considered by many Saskatchewan snowmobilers as a destination of choice. “We have a lot to offer people with excellent accommodations and some of the best scenery in the area,” states Barry Bradshaw, chairperson of the Saskatchewan Snowmobiling Association. The Manitoba Parkland area is also a very popular location for snowmobile riders. “Dauphin is a good central location offering riders everything they need with all major dealerships close by,” comments Sylvain Paquet, vice-president of Snoman Manitoba.