The Back Forty Folk Festival is on the first Sunday in June of every year. The back 40 Folk Festival was the brainchild of some local musicians in an effort to "Keep Homemade Music Alive" in this area. It is held outdoors in Morden Park and features an excellent blend of local and Manitoba folk musicians who share their talents through various workshops and on the stage.
The Morden Corn & Apple Festival is August 27-29 this year. A variety of entertainment and music, car shows, mighty man competition, a parade, midway rides, food vendors, queen pagent, fireworks, and lots more. Admission is free. The festival is set up along the streets in downtown Morden.
The Morden Research Station gardens are beautiful in the summer. Many different varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs.
3010 Thornhill Street, PO Box 1178, Morden, R6M 1B1, Canada
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Just a few favorites......
The Blue Marlin - This is a new restaurant in town, on 8th St. across from the post office. It is primarily seafood, but they also have a variety of pastas and sandwiches. Reasonable prices, great food, fun atmosphere.
Tasti's Drive-In - great burgers, fries, shakes....very good food and reasonable prices.....just off the hwy coming into town from the east.
Java Junktion - not really a restaurant, more a coffee/lunch place, live music from local bands on friday nights, three pool tables, and a very cool atmosphere....off hwy #3, about in the middle of town.
Lucky's Chinese Restaurant - awesome Chinese food, good prices.....on Stephen Street downtown.
Rock's Bar & Grill - Great pizza! Good prices.
King Ho is another Chinese restaurant - it's on Thornhill St. beside Subway.
Other restaurants...Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Subway.
If you're travelling in Manitoba in summer, bring a variety of clothing. Shoes and sandals, shorts, tank tops, pants, and also long-sleeved shirts, or a hoodie. Even in summer it can get a bit chilly overnight, especially when camping.
If you're travelling in Manitoba in winter....first of all, I have to ask, WHY???....brrrrrrr....it's cold here!! Bring a warm parka, gloves, scarf, toque, boots, etc. and other warm clothing.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For camping in summer, I've used a sleeping bag for up to -10C. I'd rather be too warm than too cold, it can get a bit cold overnight.
About 20 mins southwest of Morden, is the Pembina Valley, with the Pembina River running through it. The Pembina Valley Provincial Park and the Pembina Valley Bible Camp are both located here, each having miles of great hiking trails. The Camp also offers trailrides on horseback. It is especially beautiful in fall, with all the leaves changing colors and there are many lookout points to enjoy the view from. There is no admission to get into the provincial park, and trailrides at the camp are $10/hr per person.
Directions: Take provincial highway #3 west of Morden, then turn south on PR 31. At PR 201, turn east and signs will take you to the park.
Located just off Hwy #3 coming into town from the east side, the Morden Research Station is also a nice place to take a walk. There are a wide variety of trees, shrubs, roses, and many flowers throughout the property. As well as a stone bridge and goldfish pond. Great for summer weddings!!
There are a lot of great trails in and around Morden for walking, hiking, biking and rollerblading. Trails in Morden are paved and mostly level. There are also some trails just on the outside of Morden by Lake Minnewasta. While you're there, you can enjoy the beach....