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Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

The Summer's Not Quite Done Bucket List

Whether we are ready for it or not, fall is rapidly approaching. (We’ll pause while you take a moment to go out on the lawn and yell defiantly at the sky)

And given how much time we’ll have to spend indoors when the colder weather hits, consider it your civic duty to cram as much summer fun into these last few weeks as possible.

With that, we’ve compiled a list of activities around town to generate those summer vibes one last time.

Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List

Indulge in Ice cream & Frozen Yogurt

Keep your ears peeled for the telltale music of ice cream trucks cruising the neighbourhoods, as most will be out and about until the end of the month.

And eat in destinations, like Kawartha Dairy and Swirleez, are open and serving. Plan to spend a night or two after dinner with a bowl or a cone of your favourite icy treat.

Go To The Drive In

Sunset Drive-In has plenty of screenings through the rest of the month. Just a few minutes outside of Barrie in Shanty Bay, it’s a terrific outing for the whole famjam. And you can show up in your pjs!

Picnic and Patios

Sometimes the simplest activities are the most enjoyable. Grabbing some lunch and a few blankets and heading to one of the great picnic locales around Barrie may not sound like a rager. But when we are in the midst of a January blizzard (again) this winter, a relaxing picnic in the sun will seem like an afternoon in paradise.

The same applies to patios. When they are tucked away for the fall, you’re going to miss them. So go enjoy a few frosties at your favorite pub while we still can.

Hit The Lake and Splash Pads

It won’t be long until the waters of Lake Simcoe are too chilly to even wade up to your knees in. So dive in!

Lifeguards will be in place at the major beaches. And with community barbecue grills available along some public beaches, you could incorporate picnicking and ice cream into the day and make it into a warm weather trifecta.

If swimming isn’t your thing, most of the big box stores will have deals on inflatable boats as they clear out the summer stock. Floating on the water sounds like a great way to send off summer!

The splash pads at Lampman and Heritage park are both running as well if the beach isn’t your bag.

Take a Hike, Ride a Bike

A stroll through the city’s great walking paths is another easy outing. Hit up the forest covered trails of Ardagh bluffs or head to Sunnidale Park, if you are in need of a nature connection. Grabbing a few pics for your insta at The Sunnidale Arboretum ( a nature photographer’s dream – with the immense variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers) is another idea to capture summer.

And don’t let the bike sit in the garage! Even if you haven’t travailed the city’s cycling lanes this year, get the rubber on the road and take a spin along the beach.

What did you think of The Summer’s Not Quite Done Bucket List? What are you planning to do in the last few weeks of the season? Let us know on FB or in the comments!

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Stu Lynam

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