A Small Community with A Big Heart
Description:A Small Community with a Big Heart - Thorhild County is located 45 minutes northeast of Edmonton via Highway 28. The rural nature of the County, offers residents and visitors with family friendly activities and events you are sure to enjoy.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSAt the Thorhild Museum, step through the doors into a general store and view exhibits depicting the pioneers who settled in the area. Thorhild Centennial Park is where you will find the Thorhild swimming pool, camping, tennis courts, playground and ball diamonds.
Radway AgriCentre Music Festivals are a series of must attend events for music lovers. The Egremont community hosts it celebration including a parade, June 2. The Newbrook Community Fair is on June 22-24, get there early for the parade and stay late for the steak supper. The wild action of the Thorhild & District Stampede takes place on July 1.
OUTDOORSHalf Moon Lake Park Natural Area in the south west area of the County; provides a scenic campground with 13 campsites. Visitors can walk the trails, have a picnic in the day use area, and have fun at the playground. Take your boat out for a day on the water. Come out to Radway Fish Pond to have a relaxing day of fishing - it's re-stocked annually!
Long Lake Provincial Park was established in 1957 and has become a popular destination with full amenities. Whether it is a day trip to the beach or camping for a week, you will soon return. Nearby activities include Northern Ridge Golf Resort, trail rides, and a paintball park. George’s RV offers year-round RV sites.
White Earth Valley Natural Area is a 2055-hectare naturalist's gem. The 17 km White Earth Trail winds through a variety of rich habitats, with an abundance of diverse plants and wildlife. Hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and geocaching are just some of the activities that your family will encounter. It is accessible from adjacent Long Lake Provincial Park during the operating season, with year-round access from Township Road 621.
Long Lake Ski Area is nestled within the trees with a spectacular view of the lake. The 12 runs are open from December until April for downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowboarding and tobogganing. Rentals, lessons, and a cafeteria are on site. Visit www.skilonglake.com
SHOPCheck out the hidden gem - Nook in the Woods, southwest of Thorhild. The store carries a wide variety of unique products serving customers now for 22 years. Get your fresh veggies and plants from Erdmann’s Gardens & Greenhouses west of Thorhild (see pages 18 and 36). You can also look for them at various Farmers’ Markets.
Thorhild County Featured Businesses
ShoppingErdmann's Gardens & Greenhouses
Nook in the Woods
Name: Thorhild County
County Office Address: 801 -1 Street, Thorhild, Alberta
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