Whether or not “go outside and play” was a large part of your parents’ vocabulary growing up, many agree that getting back to nature is something to aspire to. Whether it’s to taste the unpolluted air or an excuse to rent an RV, many Albertans will choose to go camping for their next vacation. And while we’re not trying to say the wilderness is overrated, there are better ways to enjoy the great outdoors that don’t involve impugning nature’s pristineness or hanging your food in the trees so that bears don’t eat it. Gleniffer Lake has lots of green spaces and outdoor extracurriculars, so you can go outside and make hay without lugging equipment through the brush. But that’s just the start of it.
Give Nature a Day Off
While camping outdoors might seem like it’s bringing you closer to mother nature, campers also tend to bring mother nature closer to non-biodegradable garbage and general human contamination. Aside from the potentially hazardous impact of unattended or incorrectly extinguished campfires, are the masses of bottles and debris that campers leave behind every year. These recyclables muck up once-clean lakes and clutters the homes of wildlife. And the discarded sleeping bags, tents, and candy wrappers people routinely leave behind? Mother nature could definitely do without. Plus, Gleniffer Lake has a state of the art septic system—what more needs to be said?
The Beaten Path is Paved with Good Intentions
Even conscientious campers who clean up after themselves can have an impact that lasts longer than their trip. Traveling “off the beaten path” might be a nice way to tell someone to try new things, but there’s a reason there are nature paths. When hikers go off course, their presence can contribute to soil erosion and choke the local flora. Even staying on the roads to and from camping sites can blanket local lakes with dust kicked up by cars, which then interfere with salmon and bug reproduction cycles—and if you thought your Nikes were hard on the forest floor, imagine what all-terrain tires can do.
The Great Backdoor
Getting “in tune” with nature doesn’t have to mean getting “away” from modern convenience, and you don’t have to be far from all electronics to enjoy a day in the outdoors. Gleniffer Lake has so much to do that you probably won’t be able to do it all! We have everything from beach volleyball to a 9-hole golf course. There’s an off-leash dog park, and playgrounds for the kids. Do I mention our beautiful lake full of clear, cool water? And it’s clean and free of algae too. Also, when you stay in Gleniffer Lake you won’t need to sleep on the ground, which means you can invite grandma without worrying about her back.
Do yourself a favor and get some fresh air—without placing a strain on Alberta’s forests and wildlife. You can have as much or as little of the amenities of home while still getting some sun. If you want to plan a getaway to Gleniffer Lake, contact me today at 1-888-269-0044!