SELF GUIDED ACTIVITIES
Come to Journey Home Artist Retreat and enjoy any or all of these self guided activities.
Bird Watching: Come to the woodlands grasslands and visit the Big Grass Marsh see some of the following birds, Piliated Woodpecker, Chickadees, Hummingbirds, Bald Eagles, Geese, Ducks, and other birds common to this area.
Star gazing: Come and enjoy the amazing Manitoba night sky, check out the constellations and feel the grandness of the universe. catch a glimpse of the International Space station as it "hauls ass" across the night sky.
Gardening: Plant by the full moon, immerse your hands in the cool loam's soil of the numerous gardens at Journey Home. Come and help with the bountiful harvest of fresh veggies. Pull some weeds and enjoy the fresh country air as you relax and refresh watering and weeding.
Camp fire: Enjoy the warmth of the fire as you gaze lazily at the flames. cook up a smore, popcorn or a hot dog as you place your hands around a warm mug of hot chocolate or herbal tea.
Kite flying: Take time to sail on the wind in our wide open prairie meadow. Feel the breeze on your face as you gaze skyward as your kite flaps and flies."Lets go fly a kite up to the highest heights, lets go fly a kite and send it soaring."
Nature Walks: Whether it is walking down the long winding lane to the small village of Waldersee to check out the century old Lutheran church. Or a refreshing walk along the Big Grass river were you might just catch a glimpse of our river otter.
DAY TRIPS IN THE AREA
Enjoy a picnic lunch packed by Sherry as you explore the area around Journey Home.
Preisentanz General Store: A trip to Journey Home would not be complete with out checking out Preisentanz General Store. The store is located on main street in Glenella Manitoba and is one of the few remaining general stores that carries a wide range of everything from milk to coveralls and anything in between.
Historic East Gate of Riding Mountain National Park. There are some amazing and challenging hiking and biking trails on the East Escartment of Riding Mountian National Park.
Big Grass Marsh:is an important bird area in canada. It is an important moulting and staging area of waterfowl including Mallards Snow Geese and Canada Geese. The site also has globally significant numbers of nesting Franklin's gulls. During fall migration the number of Mallards and Sand Hill Cranes is amazing to see and hear.
Big Valley Look out: Take your picnic basket and explore the Big Valley look out area, it is great for a short hike and a lovely picnic by the creek that runs through the valley.
Lake Manitoba: Journey Home is 40 minutes west of Lake Manitoba.
Kelwood Music festival: Each August the small community of Kelwood hosts an amazing music festival. Stay at Journey Home for the night and spend you days listening to the talented performers who grace the stage in Kelwood.
Journey Home Artist Retreat