Fun in Nature: Top Outdoor Parks to Visit in Pickering

Beachfront Park

Looking to cool down on a hot day? Along the north shore of Lake Ontario, you’ll find Beachfront Park. This park boasts a lakeside boardwalk nestled on the beach and more than enough benches and shaded areas to enjoy the summer breeze.


Enjoy fishing and birdwatching along the wetlands throughout Beachfront Park. Bird enthusiasts might appreciate sightings of herons, terns, and shorebirds.


Adjacent to the park, you’ll find Millennium Square. Experience family fun this summer at the square and enjoy live entertainment, a splash pad, volleyball courts, and ample picnicking areas.


Alex Robertson Park

Easily access this park from the east side of Beachfront Park. Adorned with lush greenery, this 48-acre park is a favourite among joggers and cyclists. Enjoy the park’s natural beauty by hiking or running along the trails.


As you enjoy your hike, you may notice uniquely carved poles or carvings etched into trees as part of the Home Place outdoor exhibit within this park. Whether you’re looking to admire the art on a casual stroll or revel under the sun on a run, this park has tons to offer!


Petticoat Creek Conservation Park

Embrace the summer weather at Petticoat Creek Conservation Park, with six picnicking areas throughout the park, there’s more than enough space for small and large group functions.


Experience nature to the fullest and explore this stunning park. With multiple trails including the waterfront trail, you’ll be able to hike or jog along a tranquil landscape. You might even find a wide variety of bird species throughout the park. If you’re in the mood for an adventure, try geocaching! It’s a fun outdoor treasure hunt that you can enjoy solo or with a group of friends!


Rouge National Urban Park

Along the Toronto-Pickering border, you’ll find Rouge National Park. It is known as one of the largest urban parks in North America and is over 78 square kilometres. It’s home to over 1700 different species of wildlife and plants. Throughout this park you’ll find forests, meadows, wetlands, rivers, and various kinds of ecosystems.


At this park, there are endless outdoor activities to experience. Some of the activities you can enjoy include: camping, cycling, guided walks, hiking, fishing, paddle boating, and much more!  Even during the winter, there are tons of winter activities to enjoy like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. With Rouge Park just next door to Pines Ridge, we’re sure you’ll be visiting this wonderful park often.


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Enjoy the perfect blend of luxury living and an outdoor lifestyle within the city of Pickering. With lush parks like Beachfront Park to Rouge National Park only minutes away from home, Pines Ridge is the place to call home. Register now for a chance to live in one of Pines Ridge luxury 45’ & 50’ single detached homes.

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