Spend a relaxing afternoon, evening or weekend at one of Guelph’s spectacular parks and nature-rich areas. The city is home to over 1,000 hectares of parks and green spaces where you can enjoy more than 70 kilometres of trails and scenic paths. Whether you’re looking to camp, canoe, fish, hike, picnic, walk along the beach or simply just lounge with your book, there is a park guaranteed to offer you these things and a whole lot more. For those who are interested in exploring Guelph’s outdoor spaces, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched some local parks that are a short distance from the Guelph apartments.
Guelph Lake Conservation Area Campground
With 1,608 hectares (3,971 acres) of land, the Guelph Lake Conservation Area has a lot of room for recreational activities and areas to explore. Activities that you can try include canoeing, camping, sailing/windsurfing, hiking, fishing, swimming, volleyball, cycling and picnicking. There are also two beaches on site that are not patrolled. In addition to these activities, the conservation area also has a variety of facilities that are open to the public. These include washrooms, concession stands, a gatehouse and a boat launch. For those with little ones, there is a nature center just up the road that offers children’s programming. Located at 7743 Conservation Road, the conservation area is less than a 10-minute drive from the Regency Court Apartments – Speedvale, Sienna Apartments and Regency Court Apartments – Kathleen and the Belle Ayre Apartments are a 13-minute drive away.
With amenities that include the Floral Clock and Rock Gardens, an outdoor concert shell, an antique carousel, a children’s playground, a giant chess/checker game, beach, picnic shelters and river-front trails, Riverside Park is perfect for visitors of all ages. The Floral Clock and Rock Gardens are expertly maintained and its array of colourful plants makes it a hot spot for wedding photography and family photo shoots. The park located at 709 Woolwich Street is situated on the shores of the Speed River and is a five-minute drive from the Cherryblossom Apartments, Maplewood Apartments and Juniper Apartments. The Kortright Apartments are a 12-minute drive, the Sovereign Apartments are a six-minute drive and the Executive Suites are an eight-minute drive from the park.
Castlebury Park is approximately 3.66 hectares or nine acres long and features two intermediate size soccer fields, a large parking area, naturalization areas and a small forest. Castlebury Park is located at 50 Castlebury Drive and is an eight-minute drive from the Driftwood Apartments and The Diplomat Apartments, a five-minute drive and 38-minute walk from the Pioneer Apartments and an eleven-minute drive from the Inverness Apartments.
Spend time outdoors and explore the natural beauty that Guelph has to offer by visiting these picturesque parks. Located at 131 Raymond Street and 125 Raymond Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Park Towers Apartments and Terrace Towers Apartments are a charming option for those looking to rent in the city.