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Lavington Lovin’: Crown Land Trails with Dr. Adventure

Greetings, Okanaganites! It’s time again to get off your tushy and really seek some understanding of our license-plate friendly geological descriptor: Beautiful British Columbia (“The Best Place on Earth” works too, but that was for a limited run during the Olympics).  So, if you’re wanting to really appreciate why such apt narcissistic remarks belong on our vehicles, then follow me. It’s time for another Adventure with the Doctor…

Sometimes the pursuit of adventure means that you have to get a little dirty…and that’s exactly the way I like it. So, on a sunny Sunday morning in the beautiful A-OK, Dr Adventure (yours truly) and his clan (consisting of giggly wife and slobbery dog) took off on yet another exploration of the stunning place we now call home. Where would the trail take us this time? Well, we lost the trail before we even got out of the car. Oooooh…so exciting. Where would we create the trail, then? In the pure white snow still sitting among the trees outside of Lavington. That’s where.

If you drive about 15 minutes east along Highway 6 out of Vernon, you’ll come to School Road in Lavington. You can’t miss it if you keep an eye out for the Road House.  Take School Road south and you’re on your way. Whether via map, GPS, or intuition, you need to navigate your way onto Bluenose Road, which eventually becomes Aberdeen Lake Road. Once you pass Reets Road on the right, then the real adventure begins.

You’re now on Crown Land, which is government lingo for “adventure waiting to happen”. Since 94% of British Columbia is Crown Land, that means you and I have some exploring to do. Once you pass the sign that reads ABERDEEN FSR (for Forest Service Road), you’re free to check out all the nooks and crannies that the wilderness has to offer. There are many different side roads and trails that will cart you off into the wilderness to become one with the outdoors. However, if you keep on Aberdeen FSR road for quite a while, you’ll make it into the land of lakes. Depending on exactly what road you choose to head down, you could run into Aberdeen Lake, Haddo Lake, Curtis Lake, Nicklen Lake, the Jerry Lakes, Lily Pad Lake, Ricki Lake etc (okay, no one actually named a part of our beautiful province after a washed-up daytime talk-show host…I lied. You get the point).

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