Springtime Activities For The Whole Family

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: April 29, 2015

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

After a long winter of oversized holiday meals and cuddling up in front of the television, spending some quality time with the family in the great outdoors is well overdue. Spring in Ontario’s Central Counties is filled with an endless list of activities with something for everyone to enjoy. Put down your cell phones and video game controllers and pick up your canoe paddles and golf clubs! The nice weather has arrived and with it the chance to finally get active again. To get you in the spirit, here are some fun ideas for springtime activities with the whole family:

Golf: The start of the golf season is a sure fire sign that the snowstorms have come to an end and spring has arrived. The beauty of golf is that it can be both fiercely competitive on one hand, and very relaxing on the other. Golf is a fun game with the buddies, but also amazing with the whole family. Teach the kids to golf at a young age and you will always have someone to fill in the foursome. Unlike other sports, a round of golf takes several hours to complete, providing lots of quality time for everyone to catch up. Think your son has a crush on someone? Now you have ample time to pick his brain. Ontario’s Central Counties is home to some of the best golf courses around. Check out some of the great courses here and hit the links!
Hiking and Mountain Biking: Winter hibernation tends to result in minimal exercise time and maximum sit-on-the-couch-and-eat-cookies time. Let’s get those legs moving again by conquering the trails in Ontario’s Central Counties. Hiking is a low impact activity that family members of all fitness levels can participate in. Check out Uxbridge, known as The Trail Capital of Canada, to explore some wilderness with the family. Mountain biking is awesome for both adrenaline seekers and nature lovers. Zipping through the forest is a fun and exciting way to see what springtime has to offer. Grab the bikes and head down one of the several trails available in Ontario’s Central Counties.
Fishing: The lakes of Ontario’s Central Counties are calling your name to cast a reel and score the next big catch! Fishing is another activity that is fun for the whole family because it is easy to learn and great to do together. Get everyone up early and watch the sun come up as you search for that perfect fish. Teach your kids the reward of patience and the value of perseverance. Similar to golf in the way that fishing provides lots of opportunity for quality time. Work gets busy and sometimes families do not have enough time together. Fishing lets you connect with your significant other, learn about what’s going on in your kid’s life, and get closer as a family. Come fishing this spring in Ontario’s Central Counties and see who can catch the biggest fish!
Boating, Canoeing, and Kayaking: Spring is the perfect time to get back on the water. Whether you like your water vehicles motorized or not, heading out on the water is one of the best things to do in the nice weather. Canoeing and kayaking is a vigorous workout, but it doesn’t feel like it as the calmness of nature surrounds you. You can feel like a true adventurer as you paddle across the water using only the power of your body. Boating is also a great activity for the family. Grab the whole gang and pile them into the boat for a day in the sun. Fly across the water and watch the smiles on your kid’s faces with the wind in their hair. The best thing about boating is when it gets hot; simply jump in the water to cool off! Boating, canoeing, and kayaking are springtime activities that the whole family will love.
Get Outdoors: No matter what brings you and your family to the great outdoors, just get outside and the adventures will follow. Ontario’s Central Counties has endless springtime activities to keep the whole family entertained. From high energy to easy and calm, there is something everyone can enjoy. Getting outdoors is half the battle. Pick a different activity every weekend and let Ontario’s Central Counties be your springtime destination.
Check out all the activities in Ontario’s Central Counties. Spring is here and the outdoors is waiting for you. Plan a few days to get away with the family and spend some quality time you will not soon forget!

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