5 Spots to Hangout by the Lake in Mississauga


If you live in the City of Mississauga, you know that one of the the best ways to enjoy summer is to hangout by the lake (because the time that you can enjoy it is limited, as this country has at least seven months of cold weather).

Some things to do? Eat at a lakefront restaurant, or grab a picnic spot that has a lake view.

Whatever your style, Mississauga has a little bit of everything.

Here's where you can hangout by the lake.

5) Spend Time With the Family at Lakefront Promenade

It's no surprise that this park made it on the list. A weekend in the summer here is always busy with kids, parents and ice-cream! If you've got a young one and no plan for the day, grab some snacks and head to the park. There's a splash pad too, where you could comfortably leave your kid and find a spot to read while you wait. It's also a great spot to take a stroll along. And, a trip here almost always ends with a cone from an ice-cream truck that's always around.  

4) Have a Beach Day at Jack Darling Memorial Park

If a beach day with friends is more your style, then this is a more apt spot. Well yes, it's man-made but you can make do with a small beach, if you want to have some fun in the sun. The view is excellent too. You have the Toronto skyline on one side and an endless sea of blue on the other. You can swim (usually the water is warm by mid-July), launch windsurfs, canoes or kayaks here too! And for some grub, how about a hot dog and an ice-cream?

3) Take a Stroll at St Lawrence Park

A stop at this park is quite worth your while if a leisurely walk is all you can think of. Watch the yachts in the harbour nearby, look at the seagulls soar and the swans gracefully gliding on the lake. The view is scenic and the park is a quieter spot than most others. The perks? There are several great places to stop by at in the neighbourhood. A meal on the rooftop patio at Roc’N Doc’s or perhaps drinks and some grub at the trendy Door Fifty Five

2) Go Fishing at Lake Aquitaine Park

If you're the type that's always looking for something to do, then fishing might be ideal. In the middle of the city, in the Meadowvale neighbourhood, the lake has picturesque views. The lake is a spot for an annual fishing festival too, as it naturally produces a population of sunfish, rock bass and perch. You could also opt to explore the Aquitaine Trail, where you can walk or bike. The park also boasts an in-line skatingon the trail!

1) Eat by the Water at a Lakefront Restaurant

Head to the hip Port Credit neighbourhood and you’ll find several dining hotspots—but only two offer a view of the lake.  You can could spend the day checking out the lovely boutiques and finish your adventure off with a meal at Snug Harbour or the newly opened Posta Italbar Cucina, two distinct restos that offer seafood and Italian fare, respectively. Take a walk around Port Harbour and soak in the calm, take several pictures of the iconic red-and-white lighthouse and head to either resto for some drinks and a meal. Slurp up some oysters, share a charcuterie board or dig into a pecan-crusted salmon.

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