Happy Trails (And Parks) to You!

March 3, 2015

A healthy lifestyle awaits you in the community of Oakvillage. Living amidst 3,500 acres of parkland, 300 km of trails and more than 200 parks seems to make people want to get out and enjoy activities like walking, cycling and cross-country skiing .

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Oakville’s incredible trail system covers so much ground (approximately 150 km) that you never have to take the same route twice.

The Heritage Trails (Bronte Creek Trail, Crosstown Trail, Joshua’s Creek Trail, Sixteen Mile Creek Trail and Waterfront Trail) comprise about one third of the trail systems and are accessible to walkers, joggers and cyclists. Linking all areas of the town, the trails feature mini history lessons at more than 80 info stations along the way that tell the history of Oakville and its very first residences.

Other popular trails include the Iroquois Shoreline Woods, a 3 km looped trail in the largest woodlot (35 acres) in town, and the Glen Abbey Trail, which connects all of the creeks, woodlots and active parks.

Oakville also has more than 200 parks – everything from dog parks to playgrounds to skateboard parks. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a favourite, with its trails, picnic shelters, turn-of-the-century museum (Spruce Lane Farmhouse), skating rink and campsites. At 1,690 acres in size, it’s as large as Central Park in New York City.

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Coronation Park, situated on the shore of Lake Ontario, is another great spot, with five large picnic areas (with picnic tables and barbecue pits), two beach volleyball courts, playgrounds and a splash pad.

As a resident you’ll no doubt find yourself flocking to Lions Valley Park, with its apple trees, playground and picnic area. The park was recently rehabilitated, and visitors will enjoy the new pedestrian bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek and a newly constructed trail system.

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With trees, trails and green spaces everywhere, Oakville really is an active person’s dream –and a nature lover’s paradise. We couldn’t have chosen a better setting to introduce our townhome community to you.

Have you mapped out the perfect jogging path? Tweet us @OakvillageLife, and register for the visionary, master-planned townhome community of Oakvillage at oakvillage.ca.