When not in our Keswick office actively tying on colour elastics on the fabulous Clarity Advanced clear braces, or fitting a patient with their new Invisalign aligners, our staff are out and about with family in tow enjoying all that Georgina has to offer. Some great outdoor activities for Family Day include grabbing your toboggan and heading for the hills! Many thanks to Child’s Life site for a listing of local hills. Some great suggestions are:
Hy Hope Farm
Hy-Hope Farm is open year round for famiy entertainment. Throughout the winter months they offer tobogganing when the weather permits. There are a variety of hills to choose from, all of which vary in size to accommodate the younger or beginner rider.
5450 Lakeridge Rd., Ashburn, Ontario
Tel: 905-655-4123 website
L’Amoreaux Park South
Two large hills with even slopes. Great view. Parking nearby.
McNicoll & Birchmount Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario (map)
Mint Leaf Park (Markham)
The park is located on Fincham Avenue just east of Larkin Avenue. This park also has an outdoor skating rink that is built and maintained by local residents. Located on Fincham Avenue – just East of Larkin, Markham (map)
Dennis Park (Newmarket)
This ‘awesome hill’ recommended by locals at Cane Parkway & William Roe Blvd in Newmarket. map
Milliken Mills Park (Markham)
Tobogganing is popular along the West side of the park with a hill big enough to pick up some speed. Riders are warned to be careful on this hill – it has a gully at the bottom which can throw riders off their boards. Not recommended for young tobogganers. Located in Markham just South of 14th Avenue, on the west side of Kennedy Road. Park at the Milliken Mills Community Centre.
Milne Park (Markham)
The east end of Milne Park has a nice hill big enough to pick up speed on. A good run will land you on the iced over lake – so be extra careful during a mid winter or spring thaw. Located in Markham near Hwy.7 & Markham Road. Parking is a distance on side streets marked for parking. Expect to carry your toboggans to the hill area.
Rick Hanson Public School (Aurora)
Features a good wide 45 degree slope
Rick Hanson Public School, Ada Johnson Park, Aurora, Ontario map
Free Toboggan Area / Paid Snow Tubing
26479 Civic Centre Road, Georgina, Ontario website
Ski Lakeridge – Tubing
Go TUBING at Lakeridge Ski Resort. This activitiy if for ages 4 and up. $4 per ride. (6 for $20) tel: 905-686-SNOW website
Sharon Hill Park (East Gwillimbury)
East Gwillimbury, 16 acres with toboggan hill. map
Harvest Hills Park (East Gwillimbury)
Corner of Woodspring Ave & Harvest Hills Blvd. Newmarket. map
Mainprize Park (Mount Albert)
All of us at Orthodontists On The River would like to wish you and your family a fun filled Family Day.