South Twin Statistics

Elevation gain

3,581 meters

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South Twin Lake having about 3,200 acres (13 km2) is wholly within Penobscot County, Maine. It is about 6 miles (10 km) west of Millinocket, Maine and is part of the Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes. The lake is centered at 45°37.25′N 68°51′W and has spillway elevation 492 feet (150 m) above sea level. It is part of the watershed of the West Branch of the Penobscot River. There is a State-sponsored boat access ramp in Partridge Cove off Maine State Route 11 at 45°35′57″N 68°49′15″W. Parallel to the east side of the lake is Route 11 and the tracks of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway. The north south extent of the lake is about 1.8 miles (3 km) at the east end due to the extent of Partridge Cove at the southeast corner of the lake and the same at the west end due to Lincoln Cove at the northwest end. The average width of the lake appears to be 1.25 miles (2 km) roughly north to south and about 4 miles (6 km) long in a WNW direction. A gravel-surfaced road called Turkey Tail services the south side camps and connects to Route 11 at Partridge Cove. The lake has several rocks which are navigation hazards and in the spring of the year, one should be on the lookout for drifting logs. Ice has gone out as soon as April 13, but usually goes out around May 1. The lake is surrounded by second growth forests consisting of hemlock, red spruce, balsam fir and scattered white pines. The broad-leaf component of the forest is aspen, white and yellow birch, red oak, red and sugar maple and black ash. Tributaries include Lincoln Brook at the northwest end, and east and west Ragged Brooks coming in from the south. Fish include yellow and white perch, atlantic salmon, brook trout, eels, chain pickerel, hornpout, whitefish, chubs. Henry David Thoreau passed this lake in the evening of Saturday, September 5, 1846 while paddling up North Twin Lake, but did not enter South Twin.

The South Twin in Alberta is a stunning mountain peak that towers over the surrounding landscape. At an elevation of 11,670 feet, this mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. The views from the summit are simply breathtaking, and the climb is definitely worth the effort. The South Twin is part of the Canadian Rockies, and it offers hikers and climbers some of the best scenery in the country.

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Access fee $ 0.00

From sunrise to sunset

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What are the coordinates and address of South Twin?

South Twin
South Twin, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the South Twin in Alberta can be accessed by travelling east on Highway 22 from Calgary. The trailhead is located approximately 30 kilometres from Cochrane.

Why visit South Twin

The South Twin in Alberta is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, plenty of outdoor activities, and a small town atmosphere. The Rocky Mountains are a beautiful sight to see, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. The small town atmosphere is also enjoyable, and it is a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.

Is South Twin in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as every family is different and what may be good for one may not be good for another. That said, South Twin in Alberta does offer a variety of activities and attractions that could appeal to families, including hiking, camping, fishing, and more.

Things not to be missed

Near South Twin in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, camping, fishing, and mountain biking are some of the best activities to enjoy near South Twin in Alberta.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Chair - A hidden cafe in the heart of Edmonton's arts district. They serve up fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a focus on healthy and sustainable ingredients.

2. Duchess Bake Shop - A hidden gem in the heart of Edmonton's Oliver neighbourhood, Duchess is known for their delicious baked goods, sandwiches, and salads.

3. Pho Kim Long - A small Vietnamese restaurant located in a strip mall near South Twin. They serve up some of the best pho in town, along with a variety of other Vietnamese dishes.

4. Shawarma Palace - A hidden gem in south Edmonton, Shawarma Palace serves up some of the best Middle Eastern food in the city. They're known for their delicious shawarmas, falafels, and hummus.

5. The Marc - A hidden restaurant located inside the historic Hotel Macdonald in downtown Edmonton. The Marc is known for their delicious contemporary Canadian cuisine.

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3581.00 M

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