COLUMN: Wheels, feet or water

On wheels, on foot or on water is today’s theme. Enjoying the outdoors in this region has never been so accessible. Bring on the summer!

On wheels, on foot or on water is today’s theme. Enjoying the outdoors in this region has never been so accessible. Bring on the summer!

The Nelson Cycling Club is in full swing with trail maintenance throughout the region, club rides sponsored by various businesses in town, and continued development of the hiking and biking trails at Morning Mountain. Join the club — membership has its privileges. All trail users are encouraged to become members of the club. Membership is a show of support for the trails in our town and an opportunity to help make the riding more fun with various member privileges. Membership costs:  $25 for adults, $15 for teens (13-18), $5 for kids (12 and under),  $50 for the whole family. Go to for information.

Prefer a walking pace (or cart)? The local golf courses are in full swing and are another incredible way to enjoy the outdoors. Granite Pointe has a few daily programs to suit most. Tuesdays see the ladies evening start at 5:30 p.m. for a nine-hole shotgun and a light dinner afterwards, non-competitive, highly social.

All for an awesome price of $20 for golf, $5 for prizes. Wednesday’s is seniors day, 9 a.m. nine-hole shotgun and Thursdays is men’s day, tee times all day, play as a fivesome ($5 to $20 for prizes depending on which games you enter). The club is hosting a yard sale and $10 golf day on June 7 at which sales of used golf equipment can be had for low prices.

It’s perfect for people who are just starting out. The public can also play 18 holes for $10 that day. The sponsored (by Civic Auto Repair) red, white and blue men’s tournament is on June 11 and 12. Play nine holes from the white tees on Wednesday, and then 18 holes (nine from the red, nine from the blue) on Thursday. For more info contact 250-352-5913 or

Registration for the junior golf classes at the Balfour Golf Course in June is now open. These are four week long classes are the perfect way to get young kids ages 7 to 14 into the game. Two sets of class days available with Sunday classes on June 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Monday classes June 9, 16, 23 and 30. No previous golf experience required, golf clubs provided if needed. Maximum eight kids per class. Call now to get your kids/grandkids started on the golf course. Cost $40. Contact proshop to register or for more info 250-229-5655.

The summer leisure guide for the NDCC has just been delivered around town, so check your copy for the many summer camps and activities for your family summer fun. The summer paddling adventure and sailing and rowing camps are fabulous ways for both children and adults to experience and get familiar with water sports and recreation.

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