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Turn left off Connaught Dr onto 7.5-km (4.7-mi) Pyramid Lake Rd (Map 5, 14N). Two km (1.2 mi) past Bonhomme St is Cottonwood Slough wetlands, one place of many to access trails that traverse Pyramid Bench, the forested ridge above town. At 4.8 km (3 mi) is Patricia Lake—walk or snowshoe the lakeshore part of Patricia Lake Loop and read the plaque describing an experimental iceberg aircraft landing strip built here in WWII. End of the line is Pyramid Lake, with snowshoeing terrain, cross-country ski trails and lakeside dining at The Pines. Reach tranquil Pyramid Island (Map 5, 1H) by footbridge—read the interpretive panels, enjoy the stellar views of aptly named Pyramid Mountain, and (at night) gaze up at Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve.