If you need a break from the hubbub of day-to-day life and commune with nature, consider heading to Brampton, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is not only famous for its green spaces and flower gardens but is also a place with many natural attractions and recreational activities.
Here are a few places for nature-lovers to visit in Brampton:
Do you want to feel the adrenaline rush? Conveniently located at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, Treetop Trekking in Brampton may be the perfect place for that adventure junkie in you. It offers a variety of fun and exciting activities but its most popular attractions are the Zipline and aerial games. You can step into Tarzan’s shoes, so to speak, as you swing from tree to tree. It is family friendly and can be enjoyed by 9-year old kids and adults alike.
Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre
Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre is one of the go-to places for family bondings. Dad can enjoy fishing activities while the children can play sports in their two soccer fields and large playgrounds. There are also some cozy recesses under the trees offering great venues for family picnic lunches. If you get tired of strolling around the area, you can take a plunge at their leisure pool or indulge yourself inside a sauna. There is also a public library for bookworms out on an adventure.
The Bruce Trail
Burn a few calories trekking across their 890 km hiking trail. The trail runs from the Niagara River to the tip of Tobermory, Ontario. As you trek, you will also enjoy the scenic views in Niagara Escarpment, one of the thirteen UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in Canada. There are wide range of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, and rivers at the Niagara Escarpment. Niagara falls, probably the most popular watercourse in the area, can be reached by a side trail. Trekking at the Bruce Trail can make you feel one with nature — and it’s totally free!
Are you looking for that Instagram-worthy post? Cheltenham Badlands offers a picturesque view of red clay hills due to its abundant iron oxide deposits. Poor farming practices in the 1930s caused the unique soil formation; hence, the term “badland”. At one point in time, it was filled with a large river, but it dried out resulting in the Cheltenham Badlands we can see today.
Professor Lake Beach
If you want to go for a swim but you are not particularly fond of the swimming pool, you you have an alternative. Professor Lake Beach is a 65-acre spring-fed lake located at the heart of the city. There are lots of recreational activities available, such as water sliding, paddle boating, kayaking, and fishing (in certain areas). If you are not in the mood to get wet, you can also try playing beach volleyball, inline skating, or biking around the lake.
There’s a saying that difficult roads often lead to great destinations — that should not always be true. Travelling to beautiful places can be hassle-free. It’s easy to go to and from these natural parks. There are many available transportation and bus rental services in Brampton you can avail to make your trip convenient. The mantra must be to “travel more, worry less.”