Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Getting Outdoors in Ajax

Ajax has plenty ot offer any outdoors enthusiast. Public waterfront property totals over 150 acres and includes seven kilometers of paved trails, three washroom facilities, and thirteen points of interest from Duffins Marsh to Lakeside Park. Many trails extend north from the waterfront, ideal for walkers, runners, and cyclists looking to escape the city bustle.  The Active Transportation & Trails Advisory Committee offers guided walks/hikes along these trails every month from April through to December, offering a great way to meet new people and be sure that you see ALL of the trails! Overall the Town of Ajax has 600 hectares of parks and 74 kilometers of pathways, and has plans to continue expanding its naturalization program. There are also over 70 playgrounds in the area, as well as 37 soccer fields, 18 baseball diamonds, 16 tennis courts, 9 basketball courts,  2 skateboard parks, 2 splash pads, and a cricket pitch. Five outdoor skating rinks are arranged during the winter, in addition to the indoor skating available at the Village Arena and the Ajax Community Centre. And for those fond of cross country skiing, or camping in warmer months, Greenwood Conservation Area can easily accomodate you. With so much and more to do outdoors, you'll hardly need to return to your home in Ajax!