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18+ km of maintained trails wind through groves, hillsides, wetlands and grassy meadows.
JJ Collett Provincial Natural Area, located in rural central Alberta near the hamlet of Morningside, consists of 635 acres of Aspen Parkland. Over 18 km of maintained trails wind through a mosaic of shrub lands, aspen groves, stands of white spruce on moist shady hillsides, wetlands and grassy meadows typical of the area.
Sand dunes are a unique feature of this area. Glaciers from thousands of years ago deposited glacial till which formed steep sided hills called knobs interspersed with low rounded wetlands called kettles. Much of this area is rolling hills formed from glacial till. Slowly, pioneering plants became established stabilizing the dune and preventing erosion.
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One of Alberta's Gems
The JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation was established in 1985 as a provincial volunteer steward group.
JJ Collett was founded to help preserve, maintain and provide environmental education for this ecologically diverse habitat.
Local organizations, schools, post secondary institutions, First Nations, and fitness groups are among those who use the area on a regular basis for studies, orienteering and field trips.
Come and pay us a visit! It is truly one of Alberta’s natural area “Gems”.
"Absolutely loved exploring JJ Collett! The trails were well-maintained and the scenery was breathtaking. It was a perfect escape to reconnect with nature. Highly recommend visiting for a peaceful and rejuvenating experience."
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