Address: View on map Saltcoats Town Office Location: Main access into Saltcoats off Hwy 16, 1km S along railway to park.
The Leflay Trail is located near the Saltcoats District Regional Park in SE Saskatchewan and is part of the Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association's extensive trail network. This excellent walking trail is 2.8km long and takes about an hour to complete. It is an oasis for plant, bird and wildlife species and is named after Jay and Minne Leflay who once owned the land where the trail is located. The present owners, the Klause family, have generously allowed the public to continue to access the land and trail.The trail meanders through parkland aspen and balsam poplar groves and travels along the E shoreline of Anderson Lake. It also features trail signs, a picturesque lookout point and several picnic tables that visitors can enjoy.The trail has been broken down into four stages to allow visitors to create a journey that meets their needs. These stages are: the start of the trail to the bench and meadow (0.9km); the bench and meadow to the fence (0.5km); the fence and the blue trail (0.8km); and the blue trail to the junction of the white trail and back to the start (0.6km).The area is home to 47 plant and 13 tree and shrub varieties, including western red lily, cattail, poplar trees, wild vetch, yellow lady's slipper, pussy willows, prickly rose, Saskatoon trees, prairie crocuses, and red osier dogwood. Among the wildlife you may encounter are raccoons, deer, muskrats, beavers, rabbits, mink and porcupines, as well as a variety of bird and butterfly species. Visitors will also likely spot several small amphibians and reptiles along the trails.
Open Year Round
Saltcoats Regional Park amenities: camping, boating, canoeing, sailing, beach, playground. Town amenities: accommodations, camping, restaurant, museum, shopping, historic walking tour including Saltcoats historic cemetery.
- Length : 2.8km
- Difficulty : Beginner to intermediate
- Surface : Natural terrain and gravel
- Environment : Aspen Parkland Ecoregion - aspen, balsam and poplar trees, shoreline of Anderson Lake
- Trailhead GPS : 51.0191N, -102.0908W
Additional Trail Information
- Urban / Suburban
- Parking at trailhead
- Picnic area
- Interpretive signs at trailhead
- Interpretive signs enroute
- Self-guided nature trail