Eastman Stories

Discover your Heart in: St. Adolphe

By Eastman Tourism

June 26, 2020
Read time: 15 min

St. Adolphe lives in natural beauty and is part of the Ritchot municipality (along with Grande Pointe, Ile des Chenes, Ste-Agathe, Howden, and Glenlea). From fishing, hiking, exploring while doing your favourite activity, St. Adolphe is the perfect destination for a day trip.

One of the most popular things to do in St. Adolphe is to visits A Maze In Corn, one of Manitoba’s hottest and thrilling corn mazes. Navigate your way through this maze and see if you have what it takes to find the exit triumphantly. While you’re there, you can stop by the petting zoo to meet your favourite bard-yard animals, climb the giant hay bale pyramid, go on a hayride, or your little ones can go for a pony ride. The corn maze opens in early August, so this is the perfect fall activity.

Or if you’re more of a winter person, you can still experience their maze creations! Starting in January and going till mid-March (weather permitting of course), you can enter a winter wonderland of twists and turns in the Snow Maze! This maze made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest snow maze.

A Maze In Corn is more than a maze, though – it’s an adventure-filled experience for you and your family. Soar through the sky and overlook the impressive site by zipline! You’ll have the chance to take six zip lines, all with incredible views that truly captures the beauty of A Maze In Corn. Zoom over the corn maze itself and stare in awe at the marvellous forest landscape that encases the site, and finally, a charming ravine.

If you love flowers, then you will love A Maze In Corn’s Sunflower Expo, where you can roam through 8 acres sunflowers. With 40 varieties of sunflowers, you’ll be amazed at the sheer, stunning beauty of the sunflowers.

If you’re looking for an activity that has some speed and adrenaline, then the Red River Co-op Speedway is a must-see place! Experience central Canada’s fastest and largest dirt oval track, coming up at 4/10 of a mile around and accommodates cars racing four wide. There are six different race classes: Late Models, Modifieds, Super Trucks, Midwest Modifieds, 4 Cylinders, and Pure Stocks.

When you visit the Red River Co-op Speedway, you are guaranteed an experience of thrills, family-friendly environment, opportunity to meet the drivers and the crew, and, of course, speed!

Please note: due to Covid-19, the Red River Co-op Speedway’s racing schedule has been cancelled. They are hoping to be up and running at the beginning of July with Phase Three of reopening. Check out Red River Co-op Speedway’s website for updates and more information.

Exploring the trails is always a fantastic activity, and hitting the Crow Wing Trail is out of this world! With a rich history behind it, gorgeous landscape to walk, bike, or ski along, and incredible wildlife and plant life to be discovered, this is one of the Eastman’s and St. Adolphe’s finest trails and attraction.

The Crow Wing Trail is a total of 193 km, connecting and twisting through communities starting at Emerson-Franklin and ending in Winnipeg. Towns and municipalities it runs through are Roseau River First Nation, De Salaberry, St-Pierre-Jolys, Niverville, and Ritchot.

The trail is perfect for all levels, with parts easy to navigate, or, for more experienced outdoor people, provides a challenge. You can do all your favourite outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Birding is very popular on this trail. The Chimney Swifts have the highest known concentration in the province on the Crow Wing Trail.

The trail is also an artist’s paradise. With plenty of natural, earthy, and animal muses for you to base your next work of art on, whether it’s painting, drawing, photography, or even writing a song about your experience and reconnecting with nature.

Check out the trail route of the Crow Wing Trail that is in St. Adolphe here.

After a busy day of exploring the exciting town of St. Adolphe, you will be famished! Sit down, take a break and continue with your day trip adventure with some yummy food from St. Adolphe Drive-In. With dishes like hot dogs, chilli cheese dogs, BBQ burgers, pizza, quesadilla, and much more. Or make your trip even more special with their St. Adolphe Burger! And of course, no meal is complete without some homemade fries and onion rings.

Or visit St. Adolphe Motor Inn if you’re feeling a little spicy. Try out one of their 66 flavours of wings and pick your favourite flavour. With four levels of heat (not so hot, a little bit o’tang, you’ll need a drink, and flippin’ hot), there is something for everyone!

There are tons of things to do and see in St. Adolphe, more than a simple blog can contain. Check out the Municipality of Ritchot’s website to find out all the adventures to be had and memories to be created in the community of St. Adolphe.There is always breathtaking photo opportunities in St. Adolphe for those with a photographer’s heart!


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Pack your gear and bring your canoe for a day of paddling.


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And you will definitely make some new feathery and furry friends!


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Speaking of furry friends, your animal companions will fall in love with the town of St. Adolphe as much as you.


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It’s the perfect place to experience nature.


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Whatever your hobby, passion, or thing that makes your heart beat is, you’ll find it in St. Adolphe!

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