The park pulses to a rootsy beat when music lovers converge on the site of the internationally acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Festival every July.
Drum circles and impromptu jam sessions carry over to festival campsites, but you can move to your own rhythm at a more secluded camp in this 35-square-kilometre haven just 24 kilometres north of Winnipeg on Hwy. 59.
A patchwork landscape of oak and aspen forests, prairie grasslands and fields of wildflowers, cedar bog and beaches invites day-trippers and campers alike to enjoy its man-made lake and endless trails.
Ideal for long bike rides, rollerblading, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, you can hike or ride horseback year-round.
Join a park interpreter to learn about the park's wildlife and history. Watch for white-tailed deer, songbirds and circling hawks, frogs and toads, garter snakes and chattering squirrels.
Just outside park boundaries, you can hit the links at Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club or take a tasty tour of the Pineridge Hollow restaurant and gift shop, accessible through a path off the park's South Drive.
Basic and serviced campsites are close to showers and wheelchair-accessible washrooms.