Yes, there are many jokes about how Pickering doesn’t exist, how it doesn’t show on the map, etc. But just take a short trip here and you will see how this might have been a conspiration of the locals to prevent sharing their goodies with others. Just saying. Things are looking good here, so we prepared a list of top 5 to do in Pickering.
Take the waterfront trail
Ideal for hiking, running and cycling, for children, adults, and dogs, the Pickering waterfront trail is one of the best places to go to for a deep connection with nature. Very clean, well maintained and with smooth asphalt that will be a pleasure riding and running on. Definitely a to-visit place during summer.
Visit the Museum Village
The Pickering Museum Village is the largest history museum in the whole Durham region. 18 heritage buildings serve as props for actors who re-enact scenes from way back when. The museum not only has homes, but also a school, a blacksmith, a store, a hotel and a chapel.
Shop at the Pickering Markets
If you enjoy flea markets, this place is for you. This is your usual flea market, with great food and lots of stuff to buy from other people. Find some nice decorations for your home or get some vintage household items. Needless to see, the prices are as low as it gets.
Go to the marina
The marina in Pickering is definitely a place you shouldn’t miss. Enjoy on the lake shore, follow the boats for as much the horizon line allows you to, and stay until sunset to be delighted by the most breathtaking views! There are some food trucks with goodies around, should you feel the need for some snacks.
Play with the animals
The Wild Things Petting Farm is the dream of any animal lover. Play with the birds and animals of all kinds they have here and go back home feeling your endorphins raise up to the sky! Chicken, rabbits, ducks, goats, sheep, guinea pigs – all are here at the farm, just waiting to be petted.