Hidden Valley RV Park, located 64 miles from Brandon, recently opened their Christmas Tree Trail (2.5 km, approx.) for the season. Follow the hand painted Christmas tree, ornament, and snowflake signs to get to the Christmas tree and lookout bench. Remember to bring an ornament with you to decorate the tree at the end of the trail. The perfect activity for young families or Christmas fans, the 2.5km hike can best be described as quite scenic, not overly challenging with a slight incline at the start. For those more adventurous, there are additional trails on the property including one that takes you to the lake.
This is the second year for the Christmas Tree Trail. Citing some additional free time last winter, ownership told bdnmb.ca they decided to take advantage of the many trails the campground has for their summer campers. They painted some Christmas themed signage on scrap wood on the property and initially thought they might get 50 total people using trail. Word quickly spread and there were days when 50 people would access the trail on a daily basis.
The entrance to the trail is located between the main road into the campground and the boat parking. There is no cost to access the trail abut if you would like to make a donation to the Killarney Food Bank you can Etransfer them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For directions to the trail, please click here.