Summer Is Here So Let’s Get Out There!
By Agent Rebecca Johnson – Real Estate Sales Representative
School’s Out For Summer! No more homework, no more lunches to pack, no more permission forms… FREEDOM! Every kid looks forward to this time of year, and let’s face it, parents do too. But inevitably there comes a point in the summer where we hear those two annoying words: “I’m bored”.
Here in Brantford, we’re lucky to be only a short drive away from some really great family fun-spots. Some are even right in our own backyard! So I wanted to compile a list of some of MY family’s favourite summer places to enjoy time together and beat the boredom blues.
Port Dover Beach: When you’re in Brantford, you can basically head in any direction and you’ll run into a Great Lake. Some of Ontario’s most popular beaches are along those shores! Our family favorite is Port Dover Beach on Lake Erie. There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants, pubs and interesting shops right along the water which makes this a great place to build sandcastles & catch some rays.
Brantwood Farms: When the weather is nice, why not take an hour to visit Brantford’s own Brantwood Farms to do some fruit-picking! You can scoop up some delicious in-season berries, or even as the fall approaches some nice crisp apples. See who can fill a basket of strawberries first, or hold a competition for who finds the biggest, ripest fruit. This is a summer treasure right in our own backyard!
iFly Indoor Skydiving: Our family can be a little adventurous, and this place is just a short drive to Oakville. This is a neat way for your family to try out a thrilling experience in a much safer environment. Think of the stories your kids will tell when they go back to school in the fall!
Brantford Conservation Area: Sometimes it’s nice to take it slow. We have so many wonderful parks near us, including Brantford’s own Conservation Area. Why not pack a picnic and sit under a shady tree? Take a hike, do some fishing, or even take advantage of the Conservation Area’s large zero-entry pool & splash pad. You could make a weekend of it and camp under the stars in their large, clean campground, all just steps away from the comforts of home!
Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company: Take advantage of the summer weather and the beautiful Grand River that winds its way through Paris Ontario and beyond. This company organizes eco-adventures like canoeing and kayaking down the river, or even bicycle & walking tours along the water through some gorgeous scenery.
Whatever you do, just get out there and ENJOY! We are so lucky to live where we do, so don’t waste away your vacation days slumped on the couch. Have a great summer vacation and I’ll see you out there!