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Echo Beach, Far Away In Time

Posted by on August 4, 2014

It seems like it has been a long time since we did a Saskatchewan travel blog entry! This weekend was a long weekend so we decided to take a day trip to a place called Echo Park, about an hour out of town.

The route tIMG_9874o the park goes through Fort Qu’appelle and the Qu’appelle Valley. It’s a scenic one-lane route through some very beautiful Saskatchewan back country. We stopped in Fort Qu’Appelle to find lunch and visit the outdoor farmer’s market there. There weIMG_9880re lots of bakers, some jewellery tents, and lots of produce. We bought some beets and some beans and resolved to learn how to cook with beets!

After picking up something for lunch, we got back on the road and continued to Echo Park. A day pass gives you access to two beaches and some hiking trails. We had lunch by Echo Lake and watched some massive IMG_9906dragonflies. There are a lot of great houses circling the lake and the roads look very Vancouver island-like. After lunch, we found a hiking trail called Hole in Wall and climbed to the top of a big hill to get a view of the lake. Then the bugs came and we bravely decided to turn back.

You don’t have to go far in Saskatchewan to see some really great nature. Hopefully we get to see some more of it before we move!

Jordan

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3 Responses to Echo Beach, Far Away In Time

  1. Marcy

    Hi Guys… what a pretty area! I love how you are always exploring!
    My favourite way to cook beets is to quarter them into a baking dish and toss them with olive oil, cover and bake until cooked. Yummy.
    Mom/Marcy

  2. Lisa

    Sounds like an awesome trip! Love the Qu’appelle Valley. My favourite way to cook beets is to scrub them, keep the root end intact and cut off the leaves and stems leaving an inch or so attached to the top of the beet. Place the beets in a pot of water, bring to a boil and simmer until tender. Cool slightly, peel, and cut into slices, wedges, dice or whatever you like. Drizzle with lemon juice, s & p – refreshing! The leaves can be washed, chopped and cooked in a pan with a bit of oil and, garlic if you wish, until wilted. They are also nice with lemon juice, s & p. Bon appetit!

  3. Your Best Friend Natalie

    Roast the beets!

    !!

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