One easy way to work in a few setting swaps is by switching up your go-to sport. Try these alternatives to shake up your sports routine this summer.

Swap Your Driver For A Disc

A disc golf course is very similar to a traditional golf course, but the goal is to land flying discs into baskets located throughout the fields and forests instead of hitting a golf ball into a hole. Consider giving these courses a try:

Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas
Bronte Creek Disc Golf Course in Oakville
Cedarvale Park Disc Golf Course in Georgetown
Dwayne Bereziuk Memorial Disc Golf Course in Paris
Hamilton Park Disc Golf Course in Hamilton
Mohawk Park Disc Golf Course in Brantford
Tiffany Creek Disc Golf Course in Ancaster


Swap Your Wheels For Rollerblades

Hamilton Halton Brant’s many paved cycling paths are a perfect place to spin the wheels of a pair of rollerblades, or roller skates, too.  The Hamilton Beach Recreation Trail is an 8-km route from Burlington to Stoney Creek that features interpretative panels describing the history of Hamilton’s waterfront. It is primarily an off-road, 6m-wide, paved asphalt trail with a smooth, wide surface that’s perfect for budding bladers.


Swap Indoor Courts For Sandy Summer Fun

Skip the gymnasium and head to the beach for an afternoon of outdoor volleyball. Sandbox Sports rents its Hamilton Beach beach volleyball courts individually by the hour. Outdoor pickleball is another excellent outdoor workout option. Burlington offers a great selection of outdoor courts.

Stretch out your weekend workout by adding another activity to your afternoon itinerary from our Sunday Funday suggestions.


Swap Pool Time For A Paddle

Swimming lengths may be great exercise, but the view can get a little boring. This summer, work your arms, shoulders and core during a few paddling workouts instead. Whether it’s a stand-up paddleboard taking in a Lake Ontario sunset, a kayak down the Grand River or a canoe across one of the region’s inland lakes, we guarantee you won’t miss the chlorine or the crowds! Find suggestions for scenic summer paddling adventures here.


Swap Gym Machines For Fresh Air Flexing

Who wants to be stuck inside on a sunny summer day? Try these fun outdoor alternatives to your favourite gym machines:

Do you have other suggestions for summer sport swaps? Share your ideas with us by tagging your pictures on social media with #stayandplayinhhb.

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April 2

Heritage Workshop: Needle Felting

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Now thru June 1

FREE Hamilton Waterfront Tour

Tour Guys

47 Discovery Dr, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4

February 11 - May 28

Radical Stitch

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

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FREE Downtown Hamilton Walking Tour

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36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton, ON L8N 3W8

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Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

March 13 - 17

AGH March Break Camp

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Self Guided Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

March 26

MicroMosaic Jewellery with Heather Vollans

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

Date: Sunday, March 26th Time: 1 pm – 4 pm Location: Coach House at Glenhyrst...

February 25

How to Create Depth in your Painting, A Full Day Online Workshop with Jeanette Obbink

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

20 Ava Road, Brantford, ON, N3T 5G9

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February 11 - May 22

Pigment to Pixel: Digitizing the Permanent Collection

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Now thru March 15

Growing Your Own Food: Workshops

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, Canada

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