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Old 05-17-2019, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for advice on where to go with a family with small kids for a little hiking/camping with a return same day within 3-5 hours. from one side for kids it should be something like a walk in the dark "scaring" forest, from another - safety is number one. the plan is approx as - park a car, take gear, march for an hour max, camping/fishing, return in the same number as departed. we are living in Winnipeg.
thanks all in advance. have a good "lo-o-ong" weekend...
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My recommendation is Meditation Lake in the Whiteshell, which I think satisfies all your requirements. The drive to the parking lot is just over 2 hours. After that is it a ~1.5 km walk down a trail to Mediation Lake which has an outhouse and places to camp. The lake has pike and walleye. Have a good long weekend!
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Hi all,
I am looking for advice on where to go with a family with small kids for a little hiking/camping with a return same day within 3-5 hours. from one side for kids it should be something like a walk in the dark "scaring" forest, from another - safety is number one. the plan is approx as - park a car, take gear, march for an hour max, camping/fishing, return in the same number as departed. we are living in Winnipeg.
thanks all in advance. have a good "lo-o-ong" weekend...

For camping and hiking, Birds Hill Provincial Park (fishing might be iffy, brown trout in a heavy pressure Kingfisher Lake. . For a hike only with some river fishing ... Beaudry Trails Provincial Park.
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For camping and hiking, Birds Hill Provincial Park (fishing might be iffy, brown trout in a heavy pressure Kingfisher Lake. . For a hike only with some river fishing ... Beaudry Trails Provincial Park.
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Lots of options in riding mountain
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Bigmuskie38, Rikmon - thank you for advice. studying Meditation Lake and Beaudry Park. Birds Hill is left for the summer biking. Where is the parking near the Meditation? near the Big Whiteshell?
thank for your help.
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I agree but it is too far for us right now. maybe a little later...
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Pine point rapids in whiteshell is a nice hike. Lots of families go in with a cooler full of food and spend the day. When it's a little warmer out can dabble in the river. Kinda like natures waterslide. Can throw a line in downstream aswell.
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Bigmuskie38, Rikmon - thank you for advice. studying Meditation Lake and Beaudry Park. Birds Hill is left for the summer biking. Where is the parking near the Meditation? near the Big Whiteshell?
thank for your help.
Sorry the for late reply. There is a dirt road turnoff to Meditation Lk off of Hwy 309 before Big Whiteshell Lk. The ~2 km dirt road takes you to parking lot. From there it is a ~1.5 km hike to the Lake.

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