Explore the beauty and sights of the Grand River this summer by taking part in the many events and activities in the coming months. Located less than an hour away from both the Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments, there is no reason not to visit this scenic landscape. No matter your age or skill level, there is guaranteed to be an activity that you can participate in. With so many activity options to choose from it may be difficult to decide which ones to do first. To get you started, our preferred property management company Williams and McDaniel has researched some ways that Cambridge Apartment residents can make the most of the Grand River to help avoid this confusion.
Pack up your fishing rod, bait and nets and prepare to reel in some noteworthy catches. Considered a world-class recreational fishery, the Grand River has an assortment of water life for you to catch and release. For additional information about fishing, consult the Grand River Conservation Authority’s Fishing Brochure. The GRCA also features a breakdown of lake and river information including facts, access, fish species and notable attractions. Hunting is another available option; however, every hunter must have provincial permits from the Ministry of Natural Resources. Visit the Ministry of Natural Resources’ website or phone the office at (519) 826-4955 to obtain a permit. Hunting is permitted at three conservation areas: Luther Marsha Wildlife Management Area, Belwood Lake and Contesogo Lake.
Biking and Hiking
Grand River boasts a variety of trails including Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail, SC Johnson Trail and Elora Cataract Trailway where you can take part in a relaxing bike ride, hike or stroll. Visitors can enjoy 80-kilometres of trail networks that have been integrated into the Trans Canada Trail system and offer the perfect place to walk around. Along the trail there are 19 access points and the Main Map is a great resource for those who have questions about historical significances, distances and access points.
Geocaching is a popular activity that combines the outdoors and wilderness with technology. Played all around the world with individuals who call themselves “adventure seekers,” this high-tech treasure hunt uses GPS devices and imagination. Hidden containers are hidden in the wild and it is up to players to locate these containers. This activity is permitted in 10 of the Grand River’s conservation areas.
Turn the day of fun into a whole weekend by spending the night on the banks of the Grand River. Camping spaces are available at eight of the 12 conservation areas and they are available on a daily, monthly and seasonal basis. To ensure everything goes according to plan, it is best to reserve sites on holiday weekends and retreats to beat the rush. For larger events like family reunions, picnics and parties there are group facilities available for rental and use.
The Grand River is a favourite spot for campers, canoe-lovers, hikers, cyclists or others who are just looking to enjoy a relaxing day with nature. Canoes are available for rental and the facilities offers direct access to the river. Whether you’re renting the canoe for the day, for the hour or are interested in signing up for two-hour or eight-hour trips, you’re bound to have an exciting experience with nature.
Make a point of visiting the Grand River this summer and prepare yourself for a weekend, day or hour of fun and adventure. Williams and McDaniel’s Cedar Towers Apartments and Olympia Court Apartments are located at 10 George Street South and 72 Alison Avenue in Cambridge and offer residents fantastic options available for rent.