Image by: Mike Benna
It's been five months since the World Health Organization alerted the world to a global pandemic. Since then, the world has found new ways to enjoy simple pleasures and return to a form of normalcy.
In the town of Stony Plain, summer lives on. The community has created an environment that allows its residents to enjoy city activities safely. Though you may not be able to travel abroad this summer, rediscover Stony Plain with fresh eyes and a new perspective.
Check out these three activities that'll get you outside this summer:
The long-standing Happy Acres U-Pick Farm is back in business. Established in the early 2000s, Happy Acres returns to serve customers fresh and chemical-free produce. Customers can visit the farm and pick their own fruits and vegetables. Simply pay the admission fee and enjoy farmer's market prices for quality produce. Happy Acres abides by government COVID-19 policies by implementing six-feet distancing, sanitization measures, and more. Check the website for exact policies.
Learn about the life and the people of Stony Plains by observing the 39 murals painted across town. 23 artists from across Canada have contributed to the beautiful murals adorning the buildings in and around Stony Plain. Use the Stony Plain Mural Guide and take a self-guided tour of the astounding installations.
Stony Plain is home to an intricate trail system and several scenic parks. The Willows Park Natural Area is a natural urban reserve with native grasses, trees, many small birds, and other wildlife. For those looking to get active, over 150 metres of trails run right through the park for the perfect nature run.
Whispering Water Parks is the perfect spot for barbeques, picnics, and relax in the hot sun. The park has a playground and many individual picnic areas. Like Willows Park, many trails run through the park connecting to the greater trail system in Stony Plains.
Lastly, cool off from the heat at the Stony Plain Rotary Spray Park. Be sure to review the current COVID-19 protocols before visiting the spray park.
Make the most of Stony Plain's best outdoor activities and get outside! We at the Sunrise Inn & Suites want you to have an incredible, yet safe, summer experience in our beloved town.