Burlington's Best HIDDEN GEMS Only Locals Know!

Matthew Kelly | eXp Realty 
30 April 2022

Discovering Burlington's Best-Kept Secrets: A Journey Through Hidden Gems

Ready to uncover the hidden gems tucked away in the beautiful city of Burlington?

 I’ve been chatting with the locals and digging deep to bring you the inside scoop on the most serene, exciting, and unique spots around town. 

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Muskoka Chairs Overlooking Lake Ontario

Ever dreamt of a secret lakeside getaway right in the city? The Muskoka Chairs overlooking Lake Ontario are just that!

Hidden away from the usual crowd, these chairs offer a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy the gentle lake breeze and dive into your favourite book.

  • Location: Secluded area west of Guelph Line, accessible via a small path leading to the water.
  • Tranquillity: Perfect for those seeking quiet time away from the city’s hustle.
  • Secret Spot: Known mostly by long-time residents, offering undisturbed lake views.

Bayview Park

Welcome to Bayview Park, a weekend paradise for hobbyists and dog lovers alike! 

This park transforms with the buzz of RC airplanes and the joyful barks of dogs enjoying the vast open space.

  • Location: Nestled on top of Burlington on King Road.  a residential area offering a large open field and designated flying area.
  • RC Airplanes: Enthusiasts gather here with models ranging from gliders to jet replicas.
  • Dog-Friendly: The park boasts a large off-leash area with scenic views, perfect for your furry friends.

Magnetic Hill

Get ready to challenge your senses at Burlington’s Magnetic Hill. This quirky spot defies gravity – or so it seems! 

Drive up, put your car in neutral, and experience the bewildering sensation of rolling uphill.

  • Location: Situated along King Road, about 4 km north of Fairview Street (Just past Bayview Park).
  • Optical Illusion: A natural phenomenon that creates the illusion of cars rolling uphill.

Lift Bridge Piers for Fishing

The Lift Bridge Piers are not just a fishing spot; they’re a place where industrial charm meets serene water views. 

Whether you’re an avid angler or just looking for a picturesque spot to unwind, this is the place for you.

  • Location: Easily spotted along the QEW, near the Burlington Lift Bridge Piers.
  • Fishing Spot: A popular spot for catch-and-release fishing, known for bass and perch.
  • Scenic Views: Offers a unique view of the lift bridge mechanics and passing boats.
  • Local Tip: Visit during the early morning or late evening for a quieter experience and better catches.

Village Square

Step into the quaint Village Square and be transported to a little European town right in the heart of Burlington.

With its charming pathways and unique shops, it’s a delightful spot to wander and discover.

  • Location: Centrally located in Downtown Burlington, surrounded by historic buildings.
  • European Ambiance: Cobblestone paths, a red phone booth, and unique architecture give it a distinctly European feel.
  • Local Businesses: Home to a variety of shops, including cafes, boutiques, and artisan stores.

Kern Cliff

Kern Cliff offers an escape into nature without leaving the city. With trails for every level and stunning views of the escarpment, it’s a hiker’s paradise waiting to be explored.

  • Location: In the Tyandaga neighbourhood, with multiple access points for convenience.
  • Diverse Trails: Trails range from easy walks to challenging hikes, each offering unique views and terrains.
  • Scenic Views: Panoramic views of the city and lush greenery from atop the escarpment.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including birds, deer, and unique plant species.

Burlington Beach / Beach Rentals

Forget about long drives to distant beaches; Burlington Beach is your local summer getaway! 

With its sandy shores and variety of water sports, it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun and have fun on the water.

  • Location: Situated along the city’s waterfront, easily accessible by public transport or car.
  • Beach Day: Clean, sandy shores ideal for sunbathing, picnics, and swimming.
  • Water Sports: Rentals are available for kayaks, paddleboards, and more for an adventurous day out.

And there you have it, my friend – a treasure trove of Burlington’s best-kept secrets just waiting for you to explore. 

Whether you’re a local or planning to move, these spots will add a dash of adventure and tranquillity to your life. Don’t forget, if you’re looking to settle down in this lovely city, my FREE Burlington Home Buyers Starter Kit is just a click away, packed with all the info you need!



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