Eight waterfront parks, beautiful beach, vibrant renewed downtown waterfront, pier and promenade and a historic lift bridge where tankers are a literal stones-throw away make Burlington a favourite and fascinating destination.
Burlington’s Trail splits into two sections on its western end. When travelling from East to West, the Trail splits just west of Spencer Smith Park at Maple Avenue and Lakeshore Rd. Head south along the Beachway over the lift bridge beside the skyway, or take the northern option following pretty residential North Shore Blvd around Burlington Bay and Hamilton Harbour.
The 3.5 km Trail from Brant Street Pier at Spencer Smith Park to the Lift Bridge is completely off-road–great for walkers and cyclists. And you don’t have to stop there. Once over the Lift bridge you can continue for another 6 km along Hamilton’s trail — also completely off-road and lakeside to Confederation Park.
Two “Trail to GO” stops, makes Burlington a possibility as a day-trip destination for many more people… or stay overnight. Burlington as a hotel directly on the Trail.
Burlington’s heritage downtown with loads of great restaurants and shops is directly connected to the waterfront. Another must see nearby attraction is the Burlington Art Gallery.