Happy March, friends! Spring is just around the corner, the days are starting to get longer, and fingers crossed, temperatures will soon start to rise. To celebrate this new month, let’s get outdoors and explore our local communities. Or, get a head start on your spring cleaning, especially if you are thinking of selling your home this spring/summer, and if that’s the case, let’s chat. Have fun exploring, and if you share your adventures on social, don’t forget to tag @trsmulders in your posts, I want to see what you get up to this weekend.
Do go chasing waterfalls, but be safe! Visit Sherman Falls, a 17-metre-high curtain waterfall that surges from Ancaster Creek, then take a short drive to Tiffany Falls, where a beautiful waterfall can be found through a forested trail. There’s also a connection to the Bruce Trail if you’re up for a longer hike. Afterwards, head to Caniche French Bakery for a sweet treat and something warm to sip.
Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on the first Saturday in March, which means that the park’s annual Maple Syrup Festival starts. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30am to 3:00pm every weekend in March.
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions at the Westfield Maple Syrup Festival. Explore historical and modern methods of making maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast. Visit Sundays in March.
Explore all of the exhibitions on view for free on the first Friday of every month at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Admission is free from 11:00am – 8:00pm. If you are looking for a date night idea, then head to Barton Street for Barton First Fridays. Local businesses will be open late, and there will be pop-up markets, artists and entertainment. Grab a coffee at Emerald Coffee, and then enjoy cake at Crumbled. For more Barton Street love, check out this great article that was recently in the Hamilton Spectator, “Paul Wilson: Rachel Braithwaite bringing Barton Street back to life one chunk at a time”.