Nature Trail

Jun 27, 2014

This newly designed nature trail is fun for kids and adults alike.  An extension to the limestone pathway connecting Boulevard des Hivernant to the Manitoba Hydro corridor behind the homes on Tall Grass Crescent also serves a functional purpose.  The trail was designed in an existing stormwater retention basin (SRB) which holds a specific amount of water after rain events until the water can evaporate or infiltrate and during the dry summer months the SRB doubles as a nature trail, a concept unique to Manitoba. 

Qualico Communities conceived the idea as a way to introduce activity into the existing SRB. Elements found along the nature trail include wood stepping logs with wood sourced from Southern Manitoba; limestone boulder stepping stones from Mariash Quarry near Stonewall, Manitoba, and willow tunnels along a wood chip mulch pathway.      

Next time you’re out for a summer stroll along the limestone pathway be sure to walk down the nature trail and check out the latest addition to Sage Creek! 

Stepping logs

Limestone boulder stepping stones

Willow tunnels