December 04, 2017

Discover Clarington: 20 things to do within 20 minutes | Part 2

by Mirabelle Eze

What happens when you want to explore a city or area, but you either don’t have a lot of time to spare or you just don’t want to travel that far?  This is often the case when you are looking to explore a new area you’ve just moved to. Before exploring, it helps to know exactly where you are going and how long it would take. Our Discover Clarington series, is a list of  some of the best places to visit in Clarington, without committing a lot of time to travel.

What makes Clarington a great place for work and play is its proximity to places of diverse activities, for families, kids and teens.

Part 1  of the series highlights a museum, some great spots for music and nature lovers, and a family community centre. In this list, you’ll find some more locations to explore nature and the best spot in Clarington for car racing enthusiasts.

Check back tomorrow for part 3, as we continue to discover Clarington.

Discover Clarington – Part 2

6. Ontario Falconry Centre – 18 minutes

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Ontario Falconry Centre is dedicated to educating the community about (and introducing them to) a range of bird species, through up-closed demonstrations and activities. “Falconer of the Day” sessions allow visitors to learn about raptors for an hour. Visitors can also opt for a more in depth session in the apprenticeship program. All birds are produced from pure and natural breeding pairs, except hybrid birds, which come from artificial insemination.

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Address: 2434 Holt Rd, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K7

7. Cedar Park Resort – 24  minutes

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Cedar Park Resort is a fun family spot located north of Bowmanville. After opening in 1955, the park soon became a regular spot for local residents, who visit for camping, field trips and school trips. The resort is home to the largest swimming pool in the area, two children’s water-play areas, playground, mini golf, tennis, baseball, snack bar, shower facilities, picnic tables and shelters.

Location: 6296 Cedar Park Road, Bowmanville


8. The Tyrone Mills Limited – 24 minutes

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The Tyrone Mills Limited  is a family run mill. The mill is open all year and is great spot to experience Canadian History in action. During the summer, visitors enjoy a gorgeous view from a nearby dam and get the chance to partake in regularly organized festivities. Asides from the range of great products, the mill also offers a goood sense of community connection.

Location: 2656 Concession Road 7 Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K6


9. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – 25 Minutes

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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park  (formerly Mosport Park and Mosport International Raceway) is a multi-track motorsport venue located north of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. A tourist favourite and a one time venue for the Nasar Truck race,  the facility features a 2.459-mile (3.957 km),  10-turn road course; a 2.9 km advance driver and race driver training facility with a quarter-mile skid pad (Driver Development Centre) and a 1.5 km kart track (Mosport Kartways).

Location:182 Wellington St, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 1W3, Canada


10. Long Sault Conservation Area – 25 minutes

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The Long Sault Conservation Area is the largest conservation area owned and managed by the Central Lake of Ontario Conservation Authority. The area features 1650 acres or forest, plantation, and 18km of marked trails. The core wildlife area contains a diverse set of habitats, making it a popular spot for wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Location: 182 Wellington St, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 1W3, Canada


Looking to discover Clarington more? Check back tomorrow for part 3.