Situated on the Burlington Waterfront, the beautiful waterfront offers visitor's a beautiful view of Lake Ontario. This park has many features such as a walking/biking/rollerblading trail along the water. It also features a war memorial, a large playground for the kids and a great scenery. It also is home to many Burlington Festivals such as The Rib Fest during the Labour Day Weekend, which features ribs from all over North America. It also hosts the Burlington Sound of Music Festival. This free annual festival which was voted as one of Ontario's top festivals, has held big names such as David Usher, Finger Eleven, Jack Soul, Big Sugar, Amy Sky and many more. The Festival Attracts Approx. 100,000 each year. Another grea feature about this park is it is located right downtown Burlington. This gives the ability for great shopping, dining and nightlife. It is also a 2 minute walk from the Burlington Art Center and a 10 minute drive to the Royal Botanical Garden. Spencer Smith Park also gives a beautiful summer time view of the sunrise and is a great place to end your day sitting by the lake enjoying the breeze.
Going south of Campbellville on the Guelph Line, we reached the town of Lowville. Here, the Garden Studio Gallery is a must place to visit. It is located at the entrance of the Lowville Park. The garden houses beautiful sculptures. The artists live in the double story car garadge type structure on the back of the gallery.
We parked our car in the garden and had a walk through.
The walk on Guelph Line passing through Campbellville is a pleasant experience. There are antique stores on both sides of the highway. The traffic is slow. The views are beautiful. Finally, you get to see lot of motorcycles of various makes and shapes and even antique cars.
Visiting one of the many roadside shops is an absolute must for collectors of antiques and local artifacts.
The small quaint town of Campbellville is located just south of Highway 401 on Guelph Line. It has many roadside antique shops with items that cannot be seen anywhere else. Guelph Line attracts motorcyclists from all over Greater Toronto Area and beyond. The town has a gas station, which is a meeting place for them. They come on this gas station by the droves for filling in, using it as a rendezvous for meeting the group members, exchanging views with other groups and then finally heading off to their destinations. There is a branch of Scotia Bank and any other facilities in traditional residential homes.
Campbellville can act as a central point to explore many conservation areas in the immediate neighborhood.
If you like to wander leisurely around Botanical Gardens, then visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. ONT.
There is a Garden Cafe, and Seasonal Tea Houses in the Rock Garden, and Rose Garden.
There are more than 1,100 hectares (2,700) acres , and houses the world's largest lilac collection, a garden of curative secrets, a wilderness, wetland, and a centre for plant research.
It was established in 1929, and later granted a Royal Charter by King George V.
Park your car at the gardens, and catch the free (with admission) narrated shuttle bus.
Shuttle bus times will be given with your ticket and guide pamphlet.
Crawford Lake and Hilton Falls is part of the Halton Conservation area. There are six other parks that connect to this as well as the Bruce Trail. If you have the time you can do many hikes there.
Here are more photos taken as we drove through Burlington on Lakeshore Drive; click the photo to see them all.
A walk around Village Square lets you see a group of restored buildings which create a turn of the century feeling.
This picture postcard shows you one of the restored buildings.