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 #HamiltonHaltonBrant.

Travel Deals View All >>

Experiences & Tours View All >>

July 10 - August 4

Adventures in the Valley Summer Camp

Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas, ON, Canada

Dates & Times: July 10th - 14th July 17th - 21st July 24th - 28th...

Now thru March 24

GLODTO: Roseaux

144 Front Street, Oakville, ON, Canada

Dates: Mar 2nd to 24th Public Art Installation

July 2 - August 16

Summer Camp with Centre Francophone Hamilton

Centre francophone Hamilton

3 Locations

Dates: Jul 2nd to Aug 16th Times: 8:30am to 3:30pm Extended Care House: 7:30am to...

March 29

Spring Floral Centerpiece Workshop at Steel Wheel Brewery

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Rd, Brantford, ON N3T 5L8

Date & Time: Mar 29th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Workshop Cost: $75.00 + Tax Cost includes...

March 11 - 15

Mars Camp

Centre francophone Hamilton

56 Mulberry Street, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2C7

Dates: Mar 11th to 15th Camp Price: Per Day - $60.00 Full Week - $200.00

Now thru March 31

Maple Syrup Festival with the Friends of Bronte Creek

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON, L6M 4J7

Dates: Every weekend of March (Sat & Sun), and All of March break (11th to...

March 16 - 24

Ultimate VIP Tour of Maple Syrup in the Park at Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

14452 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Halton Hills, ON, L0P 1N0

Dates: Mar 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th Times: 9:30am to 12:30pm Event Price: $45.00...

Now thru December 31

Music Bingo at Flux

Flux Brewing Company

185 Oakland Rd, Scotland, ON N0E 1R0

Date & Time: January 17th (1st bingo night of the year) $5 cover to join

May 18 - October 13

On The Water with Six Nations Tourism

Six Nations Tourism

2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

Season Dates: May 18th to Oct 13th Length: 3 hours. All tours must be booked...

March 23 - 24

Visit with the Easter Bunny

Joseph Brant Museum

1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON, L7S 1C5

Date & Time: Mar 23rd & 24th, 10:00am to 4:00pm Event Price: $50.00 One digital...

Now thru December 31

Hamilton Civic Museums Virtual Tours

28 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Now thru January 1

Woodland Cultural Centre – Virtual Museum Tour

Woodland Cultural Centre

184 Mohawk Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 5V6

Similar Stories View All >>

The Getaway Gang 6 Ways To Plan An Amazing Last-Minute Camping Trip With Friends

Creative ways to find a campsite.

Read More

Sunday Funday: 4 Relaxing Ways to Wrap Up The Week

Bringing back the concept of simple Sunday fun.

Read More

Sneaky Spring Savings

5 Ways to Do More & Spend Less On Family Fun This Weekend

Read More

The Best of Spring: Six Ways to Find a Fresh Air Fix

The definitive spring guide to fresh air forays.

Read More

8 Outdoor Activities That Deliver Thrills and Chills In Any Fall Weather

Find late-fall fun.

Read More

Summer 2.0

Stretch out summer fun a little longer.

Read More

Fall For… Hamilton

Grab a sweater and head out for a fall day in Hamilton.

Read More

Fall For… Oakville

Enjoy an autumn outing in Oakville.

Read More

Fall For… Burlington

Breeze into Burlington this fall

Read More

Forest Bathing 101: 4 Reasons To Take A Woodsy Walk

Unwind and relax with a forest bath.

Read More

4 Fun-Filled Field Trips

Surprise your “class” with an end of the year field trip!

Read More

Hamilton & Area Hikes Wilkes Dam/Grand River Loop

Follow the Grand River for 18 kms of awesome.

Read More

Get Travel OffersEvent Details and
Planning Ideas for Your Next Trip

Sign up to receive the latest Hamilton Halton Brant travel news delivered right to your inbox.