There’s nothing better than summer, especially when you live in Oshawa. When the weather is warm, you can take the time to enjoy the lakefront. From biking to beach days to picnics, there are several great ways to spend your time this season. Read on to learn more about our favourite lakefront spots and activities.
Take a Tour of the Waterfront Trail
Oshawa’s section of the nearly 900-kilometre Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail follows Lake Ontario’s shores and provides a great way to see what Oshawa’s waterfront has to offer. Whether you want to take a quick walk or plan a multi-day adventure, the Waterfront Trail is the place to be. You can jump in the lake to cool off or stop at the many urban centres that have off-road facilities open to pedestrians, cyclists, and rollerbladers.
Spend a Day at Lakeview Park Beach
Are you trying to beat the heat? Lakeview Park Beach is the way to go! Not only does this beach offer picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, and a waterfront pier, but they even extend their hours during heat waves – and that includes the splash pads too. It’s an ideal way to enjoy the Oshawa lakefront while social distancing since government guidelines are being followed, and a max of 500 people are allowed.
Have a Picnic at Lakefront West Park
Lakefront West Park is conveniently located along the shores of Lake Ontario. This park offers numerous opportunities for fun this summer. You can relax and enjoy Lake Ontario’s views, take a nice walk down the Waterfront Trail, pack a picnic, or even catch a ball game.
Go Hiking at Oshawa Second Marsh
The Second Marsh Wildlife Area is 123-hectares of wetland ecosystem that’s open to the public. With bridges, lookout towers, and boardwalks throughout, it’s a beautiful way to connect with nature. The marsh is home to a dynamic ecosystem that supports a rich and diverse wildlife community. Be on the lookout for its 400 different plant species, 305 bird species (106 known to breed) and several species of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish. If that’s not cool enough, Second Marsh is the largest remaining urban wetland in the GTA and the largest between the Niagara Peninsula and Presqu’ile!
As you can see, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the Oshawa lakefront this summer. Whether you decide to hike, bike, or relax at the beach, you’re sure to have fun with the whole family this season. For more great ideas about things to do in the Oshawa neighbourhood, visit the Falconcrest Homes’ blog.Tags: Hiking at Oshawa Second Marsh, Lakefront West Park, Lakeview Park Beach, oshawa lakefront, Waterfront Trail