Warmer weather in Toronto brings seniors outdoors. It’s a great time of year to be active. Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle does not take a lot of planning. In fact, most seniors enjoy the little things in life. The following list contains some suggestions and tips about summer activities in Toronto:
Allan Gardens – a beautiful Victorian style greenhouse cum conservatory that houses a botanical garden. Be sure to visit in June and July when the flowers and the trees are in bloom. It’s free to the public.
Harbourfront Centre – take a leisurely walk around to experience live music and carnival-like festivals. Go to the waterfront for a relaxing walk away from the crowds to enjoy the sound of the surf along Lake Ontario.
Kensington Market – it is one of the most pedestrian friendly sites in Toronto as exploring it on feet allows you to take in the sights, sounds and smells of market. Once a month the neighborhood even blocks off the narrow streets for a Sunday afternoon festival celebrating the diversity of the area with drums, dances and music.
Don Valley – filled with biking trails for experts and beginners. The trails offers views and challenging obstacles. If you’re not up to biking, then the Don Valley discovery walk may be more to your liking.
Toronto Islands – take a ferry and experience the relaxing trails, picnic areas, and beaches of the Toronto Islands. There’s even the touch of the supernatural if you want to investigate the mysterious Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and its macabre history.
These are but a few of the great outdoor activities and places you can enjoy in Toronto. There are more out there, and with a little research and a little adventurous spirits, seniors will find that they’re a whole lot of Toronto that they’ve never seen before and there’s no better time than now to explore.
Source: Toronto 50 Plus
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