Victoria Day falls early this year Monday May 20th. The first long weekend of the summer season is a great time to relax with friends and family right here in Fergus. If you’re still making plans for May 2-4, consider these great outdoor options that are close to home.
Watch a fireworks display
For hours of family fun and entertainment, the Grand River Raceway in Elora hosts an annual fireworks show. Although the fireworks themselves are the main event, you’ll still find plenty of activities for the whole family. Things at the Raceway get started at 7 p.m. and the fireworks show takes place between 9-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25th.
Go for a picnic
Belwood Lake is the perfect place to have a picnic, and is a quick 7-minute drive from our Fergus apartment at 320 Queen Street East. Pack some light snacks, a blanket or two, and round up your friends or family. There are many picnic tables available for you to use while spending your Victoria Day holiday relaxing by the lakefront.
Have a barbeque
If you have a huge backyard like the one at 952 Kelsowood Lane, make use of your yard by throwing a barbeque. Near this Fergus apartment you can pick up all sorts of grill-worthy fare at the M&M Meat Shops. If you plan ahead, you can have some of the best local produce and other food items delivered to you by the 100 Mile Food Services. If you need inspiration for your local produce, visit the Foodland Ontario website for recipes catered to include seasonal Ontario fruits and vegetables.
Pack up your essentials and get outside for a weekend camping trip. The Elora Gorge Conservation area has over 400 campsites with serviced and unserviced options. Spending Victoria Day weekend here will give you a chance to get away from technology and get back to basics.
If you’re planning a move to Fergus this summer, visit the Williams & McDaniel’s website for many rental options. For help with your apartment hunt, contact our rental consultant Crystal Whetham, she is knowledgeable and attentive and can help you find industry certified apartments for rent in central and southwestern Ontario.