When you’re Canadian, you know every ounce of summer must be cherished! Warm, sunny days spent inside feel wasted, so take advantage before winter creeps back up on us! Despite rib fests, concerts, and festivals having been cancelled, there’s still plenty to do outdoors in Brant to keep you busy this summer! Here’s some ideas to get you out and about, enjoying the lovely weather while keeping social distance:
Is there anything quite as good as freshly picked strawberries? Eat them as is, put them over ice cream, make a strawberry cheesecake, or a classic strawberry jam- the options are endless! And what better way to enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Check out the website of the local farms below to see all the details on this picking your own this strawberry season:
Brantwood Farms: https://www.brantwoodfarms.com/pick-your-own-strawberries
Sunny Terrance Farms (295 Salt Springs Church Rd, Brantford)
Exciting news!The splash pads in Brant are officially opened! This is a great way to let the kids burn some energy and cool off. Just be aware that you must make an online reservation to reserve your spot. Please also note the list of safety protocols in place before making your reservation. All the details can be found here: https://www.brant.ca/en/live-and-discover/Aquatics.aspx?_mid_=47383
Rafting, Tubing, Canoeing & Kayaking
Tubing is a favourite summer activity especially among families with kids who don’t want to risk tipping a canoe. It’s such a treat to be able to casually float down the river with the sun hitting your face and not be absolutely freezing. Grand River Rafting specializes in customized paddling, hiking, cycling, fishing and camping programs. Guided Grand River rafting trips make the Grand Valley come alive with three to five hour trips. They offer activities suitable for all ages as well so no one in the family has to miss out.
Brantford Twin Valley Zoo
Built on 25 acres in the beautiful County of Brant, Brantford Twin Valley Zoo is a great place to observe a collection of native and exotic animals maintained in natural surroundings. Visit the animals, bring your lunch and enjoy the picnic area, then take a stroll on the short nature trail within 5 acres of woodland.
Tour at your leisure with Brant’s self-guided tours. Whether you enjoy the history of cemeteries or want to learn more about the historical spots of Paris or Mount Pleasant, there are tours for you! For self-guided tour maps, follow the link here: https://www.brant.ca/en/live-and-discover/walking-tours.aspx
Brantford and surrounding area has a wonderful trail system which is conducive to walking, biking or taking the dogs out for a jaunt. Whether you want to take the trek to Paris, Cambridge or Hamilton the choice is yours! Bring the family and make a day of it! For more details on trail routes, please visit: https://brantwaterways.ca/Brantford-Hiking-Trails
Tip! Before you head out on your trek, make sure the trail you’re wishing to hike is open and also be aware of what social distancing protocols are in place. Also, be mindful of potential crowds on popular routes especially on weekends.
We can’t wait to get out and explore all that Brantford has to offer this summer. The Munir Group team wishes you a safe and happy socially distanced summer! Cheers!