This past year has challenged us in many ways. We’ve had to adapt to new processes and comply with new guidelines in every aspect of our lives: how we work, how we conduct business and how we interact with others have changed. Sometimes these changes can feel frustrating, especially if we want to get out and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!
So, how can we still make the most of summertime in Oakville under the current provincial/regional guidelines? You’ll be excited to learn that there are several activities you can explore this summer that is safe and family-friendly.
We’ll tell you more about fun events and locations you can find in Oakville to make the most of the next few months.
If you like to spend time outdoors, a visit to Bronte Creek is a great destination to visit! Bronte Creek is one of many Ontario parks that remain open throughout COVID-19. This park offers various outdoor recreational activities that are safe and compliant with current health guidelines.
Currently, you can enjoy hiking trails, bicycle paths and fishing. Bronte Creek offers 5 hiking trails that range from 1 km – 2.7 km. Playgrounds and pet exercise areas are also available at this time. More activities and facilities – like camping, swimming pools and group barbeque areas – will be available as government restrictions loosen.
Visit the Ontario Parks website for more information on Bronte Creek, and start planning your trip!
The Ranch Horseback Adventures
As of May 22nd, The Ranch has reopened to welcome back visitors and riders! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert rider, The Ranch offers fun, quality bonding activities for animal lovers of all ages. The Ranch offers training courses, summer day camps and group experiences. Lessons are offered for both children and adults.
Depending on the experience you choose, you can interact with these beloved animals through grooming, walking, riding and so much more! Not only is it a great opportunity to bond with horses, it’s also a great opportunity to bond with your friends and family. The Ranch is a wonderful way to try something new, get active and meet new friends! It’s also voted Oakville’s #1 Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor.
For more information about The Ranch and what they offer, visit their website.
Oakville Executive Golf Courses
Whether you’re looking to improve your short game or your long game, you can find several golf courses in Oakville.
Whether you’re looking to spend a few hours or the day on the green, Oakville Executive Golf Courses are a great place to unwind, get active and enjoy the outdoors. There are 2 courses featured here: Mystic Ridge and Angel’s View. Mystic Ridge is an 18-hole executive length golf course, while Angel’s view is a 9-hole regulation length course. Located at Sixteen Mile Creek, you’ll enjoy the surrounding picturesque valley scenery of luscious green.
Power carts are available to reserve and can be booked along with your tee time online. To learn more about Mystic Ridge and Angel’s View, visit the Oakville Executive Golf Courses website.
Glen Abbey Golf Club
You can also visit Glen Abbey Golf Club, which is open to both public golfers and club members. Designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey has hosted notable tournaments, such as the RBC Canadian Open, Canada’s National Open and more.
Book a tee time, find out course information and learn more at the Glen Abbey Golf Club website.
Hearn Fishing Charters
If you want to spend some time on the water, check out Hearn Fishing Charters! Based at the Bronte Harbour Marina, Hearn Fishing Charters is a family-owned and operated professional fishing charter. You can book half-day or full-day fishing outings on Lake Ontario.
Fishing outings take place aboard the fully-equipped 42-ft. yacht called HIS Dream, crewed by a friendly, knowledgeable team that’s there to help every step of the way. You’ll fish for Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout.
Whether you’re a first-time fisher or a pro – or if you just want to enjoy the scenery – Hearn Fishing Charters is a wonderful experience you can find in your backyard!
To learn more about the team, the boat and the experience, visit the Hearn Fishing Charters website.
Explore More of Oakville!
These are just a few unique, exciting opportunities to take advantage of this summer. Whether you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, spend quality time with family and friends, or looking to find a new pastime, each of these local finds promises a lot of fun.
So, make the most of this summer – explore Oakville!