Posted on 2018-06-12 in Blog
We love being in the Halton community because it has so much to offer. Every year we try to highlight family friendly activities for our customers and friends to enjoy in and around Halton. This year, it was hard for us to come up with our list because Halton is bursting with activity, so if you don’t see something in our blog, please email us!
Pick Your Own Strawberries, mid-late June. There’s nothing like picking your own strawberries – they just taste better! Our favourite is Stonehaven Farm. If you’re more interested in an event around strawberries, check out Andrews’ Scenic Acres Strawberry Festival on June 16th from 10:00am-400pm. Both are great places to visit and are family oriented. Pack a hat and some sunscreen and be ready for a great time. There’s bound to be some spots of sunshine amongst all of this rain!
Farmers’ Market, Main Street Milton. Every Saturday from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving, Milton’s Main Street is taken over by farmers selling their delicious produce. At the very least, you’ll enjoy the walk – there is always something interesting to see and we love talking to the farmers about their farming techniques. Remember – Farmers Feed Cities!
Family Nature Play Series at Mountsberg. Now this is something we’re really looking forward to! Mountsberg is introducing the Family Nature Play Series, which is aimed at letting kids be kids again. Put down the iPad and catch some bugs, build a fort, find a nest (hopefully not of snakes) and fly a kite. There’s going to be different sessions throughout the summer. The cost is $13 per session, which includes park admission.
Halton Country Radial Railway. Many people are completely unaware of this gem – it’s literally a railway museum located in Milton. Run out of the Rockwood Station, there are old trains that you can actually ride on, ice cream (which is amazing), and free parking. The Halton Country Radial Railway is also run mainly by volunteers – which is evident in the pride of place that you’ll see. If you have train fans in the house, this is a winner, and hint-hint, it’s much easier on the wallet than Thomas’s Day Out! Look at their website.
Yoga in the Park, Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area. Everyone loves yoga, but you’ll really like Yoga in the Park. Every Wednesday throughout the summer (weather permitting), you can join an outside yoga lesson at Rattlesnake Point (7200 Appleby Line, Milton). We’ve been and recommend you bring insect repellant or at least some citronella oil, but it’s a lot of fun!
Terre Bleu Lavendar Farm. There is a lavender farm just north of Milton and it’s beautiful. High season is July and August, and the trip is worth it. It’s beautiful and peaceful and also the largest lavender farm in Ontario. Visit their website for full details.
Take a Hike at Hilton Falls Conservation Area. Hilton Falls is beautiful, and it’s really beautiful if you’re able to go early in the morning when the trails are fairly quiet. Located at 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, you can take a few different paths to get you to the falls. There’s also bonfires and horseback riding and our favourite part – the reservoir. The reservoir is ripe with nature and very quiet, maybe because a lot of people don’t want to put in the work to get to it! Check out all that Hilton Falls' website to learn all that it has to offer.
Chudleigh’s Farm. Chudleigh’s Farm is well known for their apples, but they open for the summer starting in July. Kids LOVE this playground (but beware, those slides are fast) and there is also a small petting zoo and lots of great food. We prefer going when it isn’t apple season because the farm is quieter. Details on visiting the farm can be found on their website.
Halton, and in particular the area around Milton, has so much to offer. We hope you get outdoors and enjoy the summer!
And don’t forget about us, Storage Solutions. We love visitors, even if it’s just to bring us a pint of strawberries.
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