Still need some ideas what to do this summer?
We have been focusing this month on all the great things our area has to offer, especially now that summer is upon us.
Gary and I were recently discussing places to visit in the area, and we were surprised to find that we suffered from a common ailment… lack of enjoyment of what we know is here! Oddly enough, we have both toured Dundurn Castle only once. I did it during the Christmas season about 6 or 7 years ago. Considering I have lived in the area all my life, I am somewhat ashamed to admit that. Considering the history of our area, and the history surrounding Dundurn Castle, we should all make multiple trips to fully appreciate what we are taking for granted. In comparing other local sites, we were amazed at how little we have taken in of what is right here on our doorstep..
Here are a few more, and I am sorry to admit I have visited only a few
• Battlefield House Museum in Stoney Creek
• Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster
• Whitehern Historic House and Garden in downtown Hamilton
• Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Heritage Museum in Downtown Hamilton
• HMCS Haida Hational Historic Site at the harbour
• Erland Lee Museum in Stoney Creek
• And the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope.
Considering we are celebrating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 this year, perhaps this is a good time to plan to visit a few of these historical sites, and perhaps participate in some of the events taking place.
If you are looking for some outside fun, how about the African Lion Safari in Flamborough? Since it seems to be time for true confessions, I have yet to visit the Safari. Perhaps Westfield Pioneer Village should be on your list.
If you are looking for a bit of culture or just a few laughs, how about attending a play or show? Have you been to the Player’s Guild, or Hamilton Place, or Theatre Aquarius…? The list goes on.
We are truly lucky to live in an area that has so much to offer. I hope that Gary and I have perhaps highlighted some ideas you hadn’t considered and places you haven’t visited, or perhaps have always meant to do, but just haven’t got around to. You never know, maybe you’ll see me at the Lion Safari this summer…