With the unpredictable weather of Alberta springs, road trips are the perfect way to ensure a great time. Not only do you get to explore the areas around you, but you can also stock up on local food and drinks, bringing the experience home with you. Visitors to Lacombe County will be delighted to experience the numerous natural recreational amenities in the area, from lakes and rivers to ski resorts and golf courses. Whether you’re looking for a quick overnight stay or a long weekend getaway, Lacombe County offers a wide variety of sights, activities, parks, lakes and trails.

Check out these itineraries that will have you experiencing some of the best that the area has to offer!

LACOMBE COUNTY EAST ROUTE

Total Distance: 93km      Driving Time: 1 hour 15 minutes     Trip Duration: 6 hours (based on suggested stop times)

hulleman farm store

Hulleman Farm Store
Address: 25212 Township Road 412, Clive
A beautiful selection of in-season vegetables, local meats and cheeses, and imported Dutch treats this farm store has what you need for your road trip.
Suggested Stop Time: 15 minutes

Roosters Roadhouse
Address: 4927 – 50 Avenue, Clive
A small-town staple is the local community pub. If you’re visiting in the evening, you can play a few rounds of bingo or get in on a paint night event! Enjoy a classic burger and fries with new friends.
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

roosters roadhouse
tees trout pond

Tees Trout Pond
Address: Location Map 
The Tees Pond is a stream-fed, stocked trout pond, that includes a day-use area with parking, a bathroom, picnic tables, and park benches. The perfect spot to take a break and stretch your legs – you might even catch a few!
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

Sweet Crumbs Cakery
Address: 4905 Main Street, Alix (inside The Pantry Cafe)
Here you’ll find cinnamon buns that are famous for miles around. It’s also a destination for that special occasion or birthday cake for someone special.
Suggested Stop Time: 15 minutes

sweet crumbs cakery cinnamon bun
kuhnen natural area sign

Kuhnen Natural Area
Address: Range Road 23-0, south of Alix
The Kuhnen Natural Area is located south of Alix and is accessed off Range Road 23-0, south of HWY 11. The 65 acres of forested land offers lookout points onto the river valley and a trail that leads down to the water.
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

Deep Roots Garlic Farm
Address:
38230 Range Road 254, Lacombe County
In addition to the farm, the Visschers also have a store on-site where you can purchase fresh garlic and a variety of garlic products! Open Wednesday to Saturday or by appointment.
Suggested Stop Time: 30 minutes

deep roots garlic
ellis bird farm

Ellis Bird Farm and Tea House
Address: 39502 Range Road 260, Lacombe County
The EBF is a Lacombe County treasure that cannot be missed. With opening day on May 23rd, it’s the perfect addition to your long weekend plans.
Suggested Stop Time: 90 minutes

LACOMBE COUNTY WEST ROUTE

Total Distance: 70km      Driving Time: 53 minutes     Trip Duration: 6 hours (based on suggested stop times)

s4 greenhouses farm store

S4 Greenhouses Veggie Store 
Address: 40315 RR 27-5, Lacombe 
Pick up some fresh, local produce! Tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, European green beans, peppers and more; Everything you need for a delicious salad.
Suggested Stop Time: 15 minutes

The Wooden Shoe 
Address: 40 Lakeview Ave, Gull Lake
This local gem is a restaurant and a convenience store. Dine-in for a taste of Dutch cuisine or pick up some imported treats for your road trip. The fishermen in your crew can find a selection of live and frozen bait, a selection of hooks, and other fishing gear. The Wooden Shoe is a full-service pit stop, as they also have gas pumps and a propane hookup.
Suggested Stop Time: 30 minutes

the wooden shoe exterior sign
anderson park disc golf

Anderson Park
Address: 28128 Township Road 412, Gull Lake 
Located on the east side of Gull Lake, Anderson Park is a unique recreation area that includes a playground with swings and slide, a junior paleontology dig site, musical play instruments, basketball court, beach volleyball, walking trails, a 9-hole disc golf course, gazebo, and pollinator gardens.
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

The Drop
Address: 5013 – 50 Avenue, Bentley
A cute little addition to downtown Bentley, The Drop serves delicious hot and cold beverages and a wonderful selection of homemade treats, including local favourite Birdy Coffee. You can also purchase DH Custom Sausage products such as pepperoni sticks and beef jerky.
Suggested Stop Time: 15 minutes

the drop coffee exterior
bentley farmers market booth

Bentley Farmers’ Market (Saturdays in the summer, 2pm – 4pm)
Address: 5218 – 50 Street, Bentley
One of the best markets in central Alberta can be found in the community of Bentley. A large selection of indoor and outdoor vendors makes this the perfect stop to find just what you’re looking for.
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

The Boxcar Grill
Address: 4825 – 50 Avenue, Eckville
The fully licensed Boxcar Grill offers traditional diner fare and a delicious breakfast 7 days a week. May we suggest the Box Car burger and a chocolate shake??
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes

boxcar grill plates
medicine river

Medicine River
Address: Adjacent to Eckville
With multiple bridge crossings, you can easily access the water to try your hand at fishing.
Suggested Stop Time: 60 minutes