Get Outside the House

With the unseasonably warm, record-breaking temperatures this week, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature's beauty and healing powers. Markham houses a vast system of parks and conservation reserves, including majestic forests, lush wetlands and scenic wilderness ponds, lakes and rivers. It also offers over 22 kilometres of pathways, many of which are fully-accessible, and are ideal for walkers, joggers and cyclists of all ages.

Spanning over 305 acres, one of Markham's largest and most iconic local parks is the Milne Dam Conservation Park, located on McCowan Road, just south of Highway 7. Bound by thick, lush trees on the eastern and southern edges, it is a stop-off point for many migratory birds, making this park a popular destination for birdwatchers. Visitors with an MNR fishing permit can also enjoy fishing in the Rouge River. Picnic shelters and a beach also make this an ideal place for large family or group functions.

So what are you waiting for? Slap on some sunscreen and get outdoors!

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