The south end of Hermitage Park is an outdoor treat that was made for family outings. The man-made lakes include one stocked with trout for fishing and you are also able to boat on the lakes. Hermitage Park is also home to the 1987 tornado memorial towards the north end of the largest lake. The mixed paved/gravel paths take you through the park and along the North Saskatchewan River and the trails transform for skiing and snowshoe activities in the wintertime.
The path takes you towards the south end of the park and the bridges spanning the highway. As you approach the railway bridge and the protected shelter, you will turn onto the gravel path that takes you along the path following the North Saskatchewan River. If you continue on under the bridges, there is a steep climb that will take you into Rundle Park.
The park is home to a lot of wildlife, including red squirrels, Canada geese, mallards and muskrats. The trails are in good condition and are a popular destination from the surrounding neighbourhoods. There are many locations to sit and have a family picnic and enjoy the outdoors. Bring your fishing rod and try to catch a trout!
-Bring a lunch and take advantage of the many eating areas
-Bring your fishing rod and try your luck off of the dock. The lake is stocked with trout.
-Boat rentals are availible
-Watch out for the Geese, they can be nasty if disturbed.
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