Friday, December 7, 2018
Day trips and shopping tips
December is made for shopping and relaxation – you can’t have one without the other. Or, at least you will need one AFTER the other! Here are a few ways to get both in Burlington:
Burlington is home to several conservation areas that are open year-round for the outdoor enthusiast. Relax your mind and build your spirit at LaSalle Park, Spencer Smith Park, Paletta Lakefront Park and Mansion, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Kelso, Glen Eden, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Robert Edmondson and Mount Nemo Conservation Areas. As you can see, there are many to visit! Visit www.conservationhalton.ca/parks for more information.
Your one location to fulfil all your Christmas shopping! Shop for the entire family this holiday season in downtown Burlington and make sure to stop along the pier to admire the view! Holiday shoppers can find exclusive spas, gift shops, galleries and eateries down by the pier as well. Explore the downtown core, then head uptown to both malls – Burlington Centre or Mapleview Shopping Centre.
Perhaps after shopping, you’ll want to stroll the 23 kilometres of Waterfront Trail that branches out from downtown. Start at Burlington City Hall and make your way past historic homes and churches on a self-guided walking tour. Walk out to the Joseph Brant Pier on a calm and crisp winter morning to refresh your soul.
Central Park Labyrinth
As long as the weather cooperates and there is no snow and ice, walking the Central Park Labyrinth is a great way to calm the mind. This city of Burlington recent addition is modelled after the labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in France that dates back to the year 1200! The Central Park Labyrinth is one of the first in Canada and is located at 2299 New St.
Visit www.tourismburlington.com for more day trip destinations around Burlington, including scenic routes and trails accessible throughout the year!