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Where to go birding in Brantford

Where to go birding in Brantford

Birding, also known as bird watching, is the hobby of seeking out birds to observe in their natural environments. The Brantford area provides many excellent birding opportunities. Whether you are a novice birder or a birding enthusiast, feathered friends can be found in a variety of habitats including wooded areas, wetlands, and even built-up landscapes. All you need to get started is a good pair of hiking shoes and a pair of binoculars.  If I had a nickel for every peregrine falcon I have...
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The Sky’s the Limit at the Bike Park!

The Sky’s the Limit at the Bike Park!

The Brantford Rotary Bike Park is open! It’s the perfect spot to go get some exercise, take your kids to blow off some steam, or enjoy a family hike on the nearby trail. The Bike Park is free to use and offers a wide selection of opportunities and challenge levels for beginners through to advanced riders. Each area of the Bike Park is marked with signs to show each section’s difficulty level. Know your limits and ride within them to avoid injury to yourself and others: Green circ...
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Top Places to Get Active Outdoors

Top Places to Get Active Outdoors

Brantford is home to an abundance of trail networks, parks and outdoor spaces that you can safely explore this summer. Get some fresh air and reconnect with nature by walking, hiking, cycling, or paddling through some of these beautiful spaces. Explore our trails Various locations With over 70km of nature trails to hike, run or cycle, the Hub of Ontario Trails links three major branches of the Trans Canada Trail at Brant’s Crossing, located in downtown Brantford on the Grand River. Many...
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Be a Brantford Sunset Chaser

Be a Brantford Sunset Chaser

You’ve heard of storm chasers, but what about sunset chasers? Humans have an instinctual appreciation for the beauty of nature, and many of us can relate to having a tendency to stop and stare at a breathtaking sunset. Watching the sun set is often a quiet experience that can help to refresh the mind and soul. Especially during this time, when many people are feeling anxious, sunset chasing can be a fun way to engage with natural beauty and enjoy being in the moment. Follow the sunset thr...
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Brantford’s Award-Winning Bike Shop

Brantford’s Award-Winning Bike Shop

Now that it’s warmed up, we’re looking for outdoor activities to enjoy both solo and with our families. Cycling is a great way to keep fit while maintaining social distancing, and Brantford is an incredible location for cycling enthusiasts! Across Canada, there has been a significant increase in recreational cycling, which you’ve likely seen right here in Brantford with more cyclists using our roads, over 70 km of trails, and our Brantford Rotary Bike Park. Last month, Ontario...
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Pick Your Own Strawberries

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Summer couldn’t come at a better time! Nature is in full bloom and along with excitement buzzing over the ability to see family and friends again (in limited numbers), there are a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy for your next family outing. June is the beginning of strawberry season. The lower prices in stores are a bonus, but why not pick your own this year? A safe activity to invite friends or grandparents to, berry picking is also certain to tire out your little munchkins and ...
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Enjoy over 70km of natural trails in Brantford

Enjoy over 70km of natural trails in Brantford

People who are new to Brantford or visiting for the first time are often shocked when they discover the abundance of trails surrounding our beautiful city. I’ve lived in Brantford the majority of my life and, to be honest, I still sometimes forget about the natural beauty that sits behind the scenes of our bustling downtown core. With nearly 100,000 residents, over 3,100 students at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as Conestoga College, Six Nations Polytechnic, and Westervelt College, ...
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