It is hard to believe that Spring is on the way in the Markham and Stouffville area. With all the snow days and the wind chill, it certainly still feels like Winter is here to stay. But spring has to come sooner or later. And when it does, you are going to be looking for reasons to get out of the house. Here are some fun activities to burn some of that pent up winter energy.
1.Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area – Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Located in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park right off of Stouffville Road, the Sugarbush maple syrup festival is the perfect outdoor event for the whole family. The festival runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm March 9th – April 7th on weekends and through the week on March Break. There are daily wagon rides, life-sized games and even archery. What is more Canadian than learning to tap those maple trees and making some syrup?
2. Visit Markham Museum
The Museum is an open-air museum that consists of over 20 historic buildings on 25 acres of parkland. The historical charm gives visitors an idea of what Markham used to look like. There are some unique education day programs for kids and lovely gardens.
3. Hike Milne Dam Conservation Park
What many consider the birthplace of Markham, the conservation park has over 2 km of nature trails. The Park is a great spot to breathe in some fresh air after being cooped up all winter. It is also a great location to potentially spot some wildlife in the middle of the city. In 1911, Archie Milne built Canada’s first concrete and steel arc dam on the land that was home to his family’s Mill business.
4. Go For a Bike Ride
No, not outside. Joyride 150 is Canada’s largest indoor bike park and you can ride all year round, regardless of the weather. This indoor bike park features ramps, jumps and trails for riders of all ages and levels. For the more adventurous folks, there is an 800m mountain bike trail and BMX style area. Enjoy a pizza in the lounge area after the riding is done!
There are numerous activities to keep you warm in Markham but we know you are still excited about that summer sun and the chance to take those activities outdoors. If you have any further questions about Markham, contact Markham Real Estate agent Martin MacFarlane today. A resident of Markham and Unionville for 30 years, he knows the area!