What’s good in the neighbourhood?
Nature lovers will be delighted to discover some of the best places to explore right where they live. To start, Oshawa is home to over 130 parks and an extensive recreational trail system made up of almost 410 hectares of parkland and more than 27 kilometres of paved surfaces to walk or bike on. An explorer’s haven whether on foot, bicycle, cross-country skis or snowshoes, the Harmony Creek Trail, The McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife wetlands offer breathtaking scenery along a variety of trails. Oshawa’s waterfront also invites endless exploration with the nearly 900 kilometres of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the popular Lakefront West Park featuring a boardwalk trail and beautiful beaches.
Closer to home, located in the heart of downtown Oshawa, enjoy a leisurely stroll around Memorial Park where city-run events and summer concerts are held in the bandshell. The Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden showcases prized collection of lilacs, lilies and peonies along with themed gardens. If roaming the greens are more your idea of time well spent in nature, golfers can angle their game playing at Kedron Dells Golf Club and many other golf facilities and driving ranges nearby.