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The best of nature in Bradford

Step outside and take a big breath of fresh air. Look around and see a kaleidoscope of colours that paint the surrounding landscape. The fall and winter are magical seasons to bundle up and spend time outdoors.  Whether a leisurely stroll in a nearby park or an adventurous hike along a beautiful nature trail, any time spent in nature is good for the mind, body and spirit.

Now more than ever making time to embrace the great outdoors is so important to our well-being. Not only is it a place of great beauty and inspiration, but nature and open spaces also allow us to create balance in our busy days, and are places for contemplation, exploration, movement, exercise, and play.  It’s also a social place to share time with your family and your favourite four-legged friends. So get out there and celebrate the coming seasons with an art-inspired hike with your camera in hand, a leisurely skate in an outdoor rink, take up cross country skiing, and develop a newfound love for the best of nature around you.

Naturally beautiful Bradford

As a haven for nature lovers and trailblazers, Bradford boasts over 26 parks featuring play areas, splash pads, sports fields, soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, and winter rinks. There are dozens of nature trails, mountain bike, and cross-country ski trails, as well as conservation areas and of course Cook’s Bay and Lake Simcoe. Here are just a few of the most popular places to visit and explore.

A walk in the park

Bundle up and bring a thermos filled with hot cocoa and head out on a nature walk in these beautiful parks with easy-to-manage trails.

Fairy Lake Park – A lovely spot to simply sit and relax. There are easy trails where you can enjoy a short stroll and watch local geese and ducks.

Middleton Park – Great for nature walks and biking, the 1 km trail is part paved and granular.

Lion’s Park – A perfect picnic park and playground that’s also very kid and dog friendly.

Grand Central Valley – A 2 km paved path through light marshland and nature, great for cyclists and for bringing your dog along.

Out in the wild

Strap on your hiking boots, cross country skis, or snowshoes and discover the wonders of nature at its best.

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area – A must-see nature preserve and hikers’ haven with places to picnic, birdwatch and snap award-winning photos. Explore forests, marshlands, and glacial erratics, along the expansive trail system covering most of the 300-hectare park.

Simcoe Country Forest, Hodgson Track – A popular 2.9 km loop in a natural forest setting that attracts hikers, mountain bikers, and avid bird watchers.

Holland Landing – Known for over 2915-hectares of deep dark soil and 175 farms, this area is also home to a diverse Conservation Area featuring hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing trails.

Every season in Bradford offers beauty, activities and adventure. Discover the breathtaking beauty of fall and winter’s gifts by exploring the abundance of nature right where you live, when you choose to make Cachet Bradford Urban Towns home.