Throughout the year, and especially during the summer months, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Halton’s many vibrant communities. Whether I’m in Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton or Oakville, a common trend emerges in my conversations with Halton residents – how happy you are to live in a region that offers so many options for a healthy, active lifestyle.
Like many of you, I recognize how vital healthy, active communities are contributing to a high quality of life. As a former professional athlete and active living enthusiast, easy and sustainable alternative transportation options for residents are always top of mind.
A great example of the work Halton is doing to keep our community healthy, active and safe is the ongoing implementation of the Active Transportation Master Plan. So far, we have built approximately 190 kilometres of on-road exclusive bikes lanes and paved shoulders along Regional roads for you to safely bike, roll or stroll to enjoy summer activities across Halton.
Plan a fun and active day in Halton this summer
Take advantage of Halton’s active transportation network and natural landscapes, which are perfect for summer activities with family and friends. Here are some ideas:
- Download the Region’s Cycling Map to plan out your Halton discovery route.
- Visit any one of Halton’s three Regional Waterfront Parks along Lake Ontario.
- Pack a healthy lunch and spend the day hiking, biking or swimming at a Halton park or conservation area or Bronte Provincial Park.
- Cycle, walk or hike along the Greenbelt Areas, Niagara Escarpment, or on one of the region’s local trails.
- Visit one of Halton’s Farmer’s Markets to experience local foods.
- Stroll through the vibrant downtown communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville and check out the local attractions, shops and restaurants.
No matter what activities you are interested in, we have it here in Halton. I encourage everyone to enjoy an active lifestyle by taking advantage of the many bike lanes, multi-use paths and trails that make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. To learn more about all that Halton has to offer or to plan a fun summer day, please visit halton.ca/tourism.
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