This past weekend we enjoyed some boating fun here in Hamilton/Burlington. My dad has a new boat, and like any awesome grandpa he wants to share the fun with the grand-kids. So he is trying out marinas around Burlington/Hamilton waterfronts, and we decided to take him up on his offer to get out on the water and have some fun!
I have to say, while my family spends lots of time every summer by the waterfront, walking, going for coffee, ice cream, events and festivals…there was nothing to compare to getting onthe water and viewing it all from that vantage point. WOW!
Hamilton has SO much to offer year round, but summer is special. We have Pier8 waterfront with Williams Coffee for amazing dinners and yummy coffee (perfect for date nights where you can often find my husband and I on Saturday evenings watching the sunset!), James st north for fabulous restaurants and you can walk down to the water from there. Pier4 has a play area for kids and many events are held there and it’s by the water, always fun. Take time to check these places out and investigate our city from different angles.
I will admit even I get “stuck on land” and forget that there are other ways to enjoy my beautiful city! And if you don’t have a family member with their own boat like we do (hey, retirement deserves its’ perks, am I right?) then take advantage of the cruises that run from Pier8, (dinner cruises and party cruises), also trolley bus tours and bikes you can rent…SO many ways to enjoy summer around the waterfront. What’s not to love!
Have a peek at our weekend adventure in the video above….post in comments below your own adventures!