In addition to the recent major projects of the Alonsa Agriculture Community Restorative Enterprise and Memorial Garden and the Garrioch Creek Walleye Spawning Project, Westlake Watershed District also helps to contribute and maintain several historic sites and nature trails in the area.
The Bacon Ridge Trails were formed in the summer of 1995. Located just South of Ebb & Flow Reserve along PR278, these trails extend for 5 kilometers into aspen and spruce woodland, with signs to guide you along the way. Walking or riding through and exploring this trail may lead you to see some wildlife.
Dog Trail is a grass trail located behind Alonsa Public School. This trail contains the location of a snake pit, an exciting scene for anyone willing to look! At the other end is also a nice pond.
Jack Pine Wayside Park is located along Hwy 50 about half way between McCreary and Alonsa, Manitoba. With a picnic area and children's playground, this park is a perfect pit stop if you are driving through the area. The park also includes a walking trail with several interpretive signs with information on local wildlife.
Following interpretive signs but up by the Westlake Watershed District staff; You will learn the legend of the Thunderbird as you approach this nest located 4 miles West of the Lake Manitoba Narrows, off of Highway #68, this nest was thought to once be home to the legendary Thunderbird. the Thunderbird, often described as a super eagle capable of transforming into a man and able to cause lightning by the flashing of its eyes, was considered to be a guardian by natives of long ago. The Thunderbird nest was constructed to attract the Thunderbird as a guardian spirit. The builder would then be rewarded with special powers. Some say they feel the presence of something strange when they visit these mystical grounds.
A traditional gathering place where Aboriginal people give offerings. The Medicine Rock is located about 10 km southeast of Ste. Amelie, within the Alonsa Wildlife Management Area, which is approximately 80 sq. km and contains several walking trails. The site itself is located along a 13 km trail, and includes interpretive signage to guide your visit and visitors are encouraged to leave a small gift of tobacco or cloth as a symbol of respect for the spirits there.