Maiden Lake is a regular spot for my family but as we walked around the lake a few days ago I saw a family who looked as though they were just making a quick stop to stretch their legs. It’s a brilliant idea, if you’re traveling along Hwy 3, and you need a place to get out of your car, along the highway, to get your body moving a bit and not commit to a big trail. It might take 5 minutes at my mother’s pace but 1 hour in my 2 year old’s daze. Just stay on the road you turn onto to get to Canadian Tire or (soon to be) Independent Grocers and park on the road behind the buildings. It’s also a great place to spot a variety of birds including, my favorite, the red wing blackbird. Give a try! You might just see us playing on the beach.