5 things to do in Milton over the summer
By: Alisa Samuel
Published on: August 21 2022
Milton is a town located in Southern Ontario. For thousands of years throughout history, the Milton area was first home to different Indigenous groups. What then turned into a pioneer village of British settler families is now one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada. Try these five simple summer activities in Milton and you’ll fall in love with this hidden gem of a town.
Connect with nature at Conservation Halton Parks
Milton has beautiful green spaces where you can get active with hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Conservation Halton maintains several natural areas for the public to engage with. Access to the parks is affordable with their year-round membership package. As a member, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of activities meant for people of all ages and outdoor experience backgrounds.
Explore Springridge Farm
This family-run farm has been around since 1960. At Springridge, you’ll find everything from fresh fruits, honey, pumpkins, and even Christmas trees in December. The farm features a bakery that sells handmade pies and tarts, and a front porch servery with “home style sandwiches, delicious soups and chili.” In the spring and summer, they offer The Fun Farm Yard where parents bring their children to enjoy tub slides, singing chicken shows, tractor drawn wagon rides, and much more.
Stroll through Kelso Lavender
Like Springridge, Kelso Lavender is a family-owned farm that grows English and French varieties of lavender. They’re open seasonally when lavender blooms between late June to late July. You can admire the blooms by taking pictures and walking through them. While you can’t pick the lavender, you can buy fresh bundles of lavender, even wellness products like lavender-scented candles and body products, at the farm shop. According to their website, admission fees are “$12 for adults, $8 for children (4-12 years old). Children under 4 years old have free admission.”
Eat at Kevin’s Hamburger House
Hamburgers are a typical summertime food. Kevin’s Hamburger House sells arguably the best burgers in town. It’s a mom-and-pop shop in little Milton Mall’s three-restaurant food court. With help from his wife, owner and cook Kevin serves up big and flavourful burgers of many kinds. While the classic cheeseburger is popular, the restaurant sells sandwiches and smoothies too.
Cool off with Jay’s Ice Cream & Sunshine’s Gelato
Jay’s has sold the most delicious hard-scooped and soft-scooped ice cream in Milton since 1997. It’s been voted the town’s best frozen dessert shop. The shop is simple and small, and nestled among local restaurants on Main Street in Milton’s historic downtown area. They offer 50 flavours of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and yogurt—salted caramel, cotton candy, and mango being in their top ten. After you grab your ice cream, enjoy a walk with it around the Milton Town Hall that’s just around the corner.