Interlake Pioneer Trail – North


– Start at Grosse Isle on Highway 6   

This 72 mile- 116 km trail is a multi-use trail for walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, with a portion for ATV’ing. Formerly the Prime Meridian Trail, this is the rail bed of a former CN rail line that cuts through the heart of the Interlake.

The northern portion of this multi-use recreation trail includes use by ATV’s, NO other vehicles. Running through the Rural Municipalities of Rockwood, Woodlands, Armstrong, and Fisher the Interlake Pioneer Trail takes you from farmland to boreal forest, past the Narcisse Snake Dens as well as through small communities such as Inwood, Chatfield, Narcisse, Broad Valley, and Fisher Branch.

Managed by the South Interlake ATV Club spring thru fall offering a “safe place to ride”, with Snoman operating the trail in winter.

A parking area with an unloading ramp and rest stop/ picnic area can be found at the old Woodroyd Train Station yard [pictured here]. This area and trail is managed and maintained by the group of volunteers of the South Interlake ATV Club, who love to quad and spend time keeping the trail in good condition for all. Give them a call, check out their website, and join. Oodles of geocaches along this trail.

The trail begins at Grosse Isle on Highway 6, just 10 minutes north of Highway 101 [Perimeter]. The Prime Meridian Trail Association manages the south 10km (6 miles), where you will find a conservation, recreation, and heritage trail as a spur of The Great Trail.

This is a haven for naturalists as it boasts a variety of species: over 240 of flowers, 170 of birds, 31 of mammals, 4 of amphibians, 3 species of reptiles, that starts in the lush tall grass of the Red River Valley, then marches north thru farmland. NO motorized vehicles on the 4 miles at the south end and 2 miles by Argyle.      

For info on the south end of this trail see: pmta.mb.ca/ 

 

 

 

 

 

Location/Directions: Access to trail from numerous Gravel roads west of Hwy 7

GPS Coordinates: GPS-N50 16.516 W097 28.869