Best parks, lakes and trails at Toronto city

Evergreen Brick Works, ©Joseph.Morris/Flickr

Evergreen Brick Works, ©Joseph.Morris/Flickr

All towns need and have green areas and green spots where one can escape from the business of everyday city life. There is always a place where you can enter, rest and forget about the stress at work, breathe in some fresh air and try to tune out the buzzing urban noises.

Toronto has several parks as such. Some have lakes others have trails. The common thing in all of them is that they make a perfect sanctuary and refuge for families and offer lots of fun and adventure on all levels. Visit the parks of Toronto at Ashbridges bay, Toronto Island and the others and experience recreation the Canadian way.

Parks, lakes and beaches

Green spots are good but they are the best when paired with something blue, like a river, a pond or a lake. In Toronto you can choose from any of the above. Walk along the beach or stroll around a lake. The most popular beach park is located at Ashebridges Bay, Lake Ontario. You can go for a walk around the lake or sit into one of the several bistros, or take your own kitchen and set out the table on a picnic spot. You can also play volleyball or be a spectator of any of the tournaments organized during the summer season.

Bluffers Park Peninsula, ©Toronto City News/Flickr

Bluffers Park Peninsula, ©Toronto City News/Flickr

At Bluffers Park you can enjoy wonderful scenic views, walk along short trails and stroll among the high cliffs. Go on a family adventure to Toronto Island! Visit Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, a two century old, haunted building; Franklin Children’s Garden, an interactive and entertaining garden for your children; and Centerville Amusment Park with 30 rides and attractions. Fun and entertainment is guaratneed for the whole family!

Parks, hikes and bikes

If you are looking for a challenge we recommend you to experience a whole new level of recreation in parks. Visit the wilderness by feet or on two wheels. Explore the fabulous Canadian outdoors by going on a shot trip outside Toronto city.

Family Bridge Crossing, ©Rayza.Ramon/Flickr

Family Bridge Crossing, ©Rayza.Ramon/Flickr

At Rouge Park you can walk around a whole collection of footpaths, 10 hiking and biking trails as you discover and observe its wildlife and many plant species. Taylor Creek Park with its forests and marshes also makes a wonderful rustic setting for a day out. Visit century old buildings at Humber River, Old Mill and Marshes, and walk along the asphalt paths which will lead you to some fascinating buildings representing the history of Toronto. If you are interested in geology and would like to learn more about it, visit Evergreen Brick Works educational center, a garden with ponds and a large selection of wildlife.

Evergreen Brick Works, ©Joseph.Morris/Flickr

Evergreen Brick Works, ©Joseph.Morris/Flickr

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