Over 132,000 cars per day drive past Milton along the 401 and very few of them have heard…..
We’ll start off with Milton’s geographic location. Milton is located right on the 401 with two interchanges and a third planned in the coming years at what will be a new Tremaine interchange. The 407 (which starts in Burlington and travels across the GTA to Pickering and is currently in the process of stretching through to the 115) crosses the 401 right at Milton’s doorstep and has another interchange at Derry Road.
Milton is located just 25 minutes from Canada’s largest and busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International. Pearson handles approximately 400,000 flights per day and moves nearly 32 million passengers per year.
Also significant about Milton’s location is the Escarpment and all it has to offer. Protected by the Niagara Escarpment Commission and Conservation Halton there is an abundance of outdoor activities just moments away. Whether you’d like to take a family stroll along a wide jogging-stroller friendly path, tackle a more technical single lane hiking trail or break out your mountain bike and challenge one of the trails catering to a variety of skill levels, the escarpment has them all…though remember to bring a bug net or mosquito repellant during the summer ☺.
The Escarpment has seven Conservation areas which offer scenic views of wild life and waterfalls, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, camping, fire pits, boating, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more. If you’re an outdoors lover Milton has lots to offer.
Conservation Halton offers day passes to each park as well as annual memberships to all 7 parks. Individual memberships are $90 + HST and Family memberships are $115 + HST.
If you have young kids you’ll be right at home in Milton. With the third largest age group in Milton being 0-4 years there is a lot to do with your little ones and they’ll have lots of company. Milton Community Resource Centre (MCRC) is a non-profit organization that offers early childhood learning, child care, day camps during the summer and winter as well as on P.A. days and march break in addition to after school programmes.
There are 3 arenas in Milton offering 6 ice pads as well as two pools, one indoor at the Leisure Centre and one outdoor at Rotary Park. Many neighbourhoods also offers a splash pad to keep you and your little ones cool in the summer heat.
Around Milton there are many farms which are open to the public that offer pick-your-own fruits as well as cut-your-own trees. Others offer shows, games, animals to feed and ride and other kid friendly activities. If you’re a mom (or dad) and are at home with your young children and need some adult social time that is kid friendly, Momstown Milton is a great place to make some new connections in your new town as well as allow your children to develop friendships while playing games and making crafts.
For everything you need to know about what programmes the town offers, the Town of Milton has put together this interactive guide to help you plan your individual or family activities.
During the summer, ever Saturday morning the Milton Chamber of Commerce puts on the Farmers Market where local farmers and shop owners offer fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries and flowers among other things. If you like fresh produce every week you’ll love the Farmers Market.
All these activities and amendments at our doorstep makes Milton real estate an attractive buy!