A Road Trip to the RM of Piney Promises an Experience of Nature, History and Adventure
Hit the road, Jack and discover a world of fun and incredible adventures with a road trip to the RM of Piney! Immerse yourself in nature, explore their rich history, and discover unique experiences nestled throughout this spectacular municipality.
Sprague & District Historical Museum
When you visit the RM of Piney, a visit to the Sprague & District Historical Museum is an absolute must! Explore the museum and the grounds and discover the region’s rich history through displays, artifacts, and knowledgeable tour guides. The museum houses a world of knowledge of schools, CN Stations, post offices, stores, churches, forest industries, veterans, and more from and around the RM of Piney.
The Sprague & District Historical Museum is open by appointment until mid-October. To schedule your tour, call Doris at 204-437-2210 or Betty at 204-437-2209.
Sandilands Provincial Forest
If you love hiking, biking, wildlife, or simply experiencing nature at its finest, then you will love Sandilands Provincial Forest. Covering close to 3,000 sq km, Sandilands Provincial Forest has a magnificent mix and mingle of sandhills, forest, wetlands, and unpopulated crown lands.
The large sand eskers and hills were left behind by the last ice age as the glaciers retreated and deposited large rocks, boulders, and vast amounts of sand. These sand ridges, sometimes called the Bedford Hills or Cyprus Hills, are the second-highest point in Manitoba, behind Baldy Mountain.
People have been enjoying a variety of outdoor activities here for years. From hiking the twists and turns, hunting, and wild food foraging in this tranquil, wild forest, the opportunities for adventure are endless, making it a great addition to your road trip to the RM of Piney.
Tamarack Shack & Tipi
Turn your road trip into a staycation with Tamarack Shack & Tipi! Located in Woodridge and surrounded by Sandilands Provincial Forest, Tamarack Shack & Tipi offers an incredible year-round, off-the-grid, glamping experience.
This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in nature while disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the added perks of comfort. With the Tamarack Shack, a solar-powered cabin, you can dip your toes in the rustic side of life while still enjoy the comforts of home. The cabin comes complete with a wood stove, table and chairs, beds, futon, and basic cookware. For additional details, visit their listing here.
Or go all in and stay in their 18-foot, hand-painted Bear Tipi that comes with a double bed, table and chairs, BBQ with propane, 4-burner stovetop, and basic cookware! For additional details, visit their listing here.
During your stay, you’ll be provided with basic cookware, 5-gallon jugs of water for you to drink and wash dishes in, picnic tables, fire pit and firewood and access to the wood-fired barrel sauna (all year) and the outdoor shower (summer). You can also buy handmade Metis art with all money going back to the artisan.
On their 160 acres of private property, you’ll discover many hiking and biking trails and groomed cross country ski trails during the winter months, making this the perfect place to relax and have memorable, exciting adventures!
The owners of this unique glamping escape say it best:
On this property, you’ll be reminded of the simplicity of life, the stillness of nature and the pureness of your routine is dictated by the sun.
Don’t Forget the Food!
With all these adventures, you’ll definitely work up an appetite! Visit the South Junction Diner (part of the Clearview Co-op) for delicious meals that all can enjoy! From sandwiches, soup, and salads, to classic burgers, pizzas and mouth-watering dinners, you can devour tasty treats perfect for any palate.