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Turn left off Connaught Dr onto 7.5-km (4.7-mi) Pyramid Lake Rd. Two km (1.2 mi) ahead is Cottonwood Slough, a wetlands habitat where birds, beavers and other wildlife reside. This is one place among many to access walking trails that traverse Pyramid Bench, the forested ridge seen northeast of town. Farther, are available horseback rides at the Jasper Riding Stables (4 km/2.5 mi) (p 142). At 4.8 km (3 mi) is Patricia Lake—walk the lakeshore portion of the Patricia Lake Loop and read the plaque describing an experimental iceberg aircraft landing strip built here in WWII (scuba tours p 144). At the end of the road is Pyramid Lake, with a beach, boat rentals, fishing and a restaurant. Reach Pyramid Island picnic site by footbridge—this is a tranquil place to enjoy views of Pyramid Mountain that glows red at sunset.