75-Day Summertime Challenge Checklist

Published on July 18, 2020

“Let’s Get Active”


Reposted July 18, 2020 

The 75-Day Summertime Challenge is a fun event to encourage Kanata and West Carleton residents to record 75 physical activities – that would be one activity per day – through the summer months. Here are suggested activities for you, your family and friends to consider between now and Labour Day.

  1. Walk your neighbourhood
  2. Walk through a different neighbourhood
  3. Start walking with hand weights or Nordic poles
  4. Walk Walter Baker Park
  5. Hike 15-kilometre trails in Trillium Woods
  6. Hike and birdwatch in the wetlands and mature forests of the South March Highlands  
  7. Hike the Shirley’s Bay Trail in Kanata North
  8. Walk along the Trans Canada Trailway through southern Kanata
  9. Walk the Ten Adlers Trail in Kanata South  
  10. Hike the beautiful wooden lots of the Old Quarry Trail – off Eagleson Road
  11. Hike the Crazy Horse Trail on March Road (strenuous walking)  
  12. Walk around the 200-year old historical properties at Pinhey’s Point
  13. Walk around the village of Carp – stop in at Alice’s or at Ridge Rock Brewing Co. or get ice cream at the Creamery
  14. Stroll from the Carp Fair Grounds to the Diefenbunker and back again
  15. Walk around the Farmgate Cider property and along Mohr’s Road countryside
  16. Walk through the streets of Kinburn
  17. Traverse the Poole Creek Walkway in the Goulbourn Wetland (about 1 km west of Stittsville along the Trans-Canada Trail)
  18. Hike through Burntland Provincial Park and birdwatch in the alvar ecosystem
  19. Walk or leisurely cycle the Bayview Drive in Constance Bay     
  20. Walk around the pretty town of Galetta, located near the mouth of the Mississippi River where it flows into the Ottawa River.
  21. Walk Morris Island Conservation Area trails
  22. Spend a day geocaching
  23. Climb the big hill in Walter Baker Park (repeat)
  24. Run along a path of your choice  
  25. Powerwalk a set route to better your time
  26. Cycle a set route to better your time
  27. Bike to Pinhey’s Point
  28. Bike from Carp to Dunrobin along the rolling countryside
  29. Bike Old Carp Road and through the village of Carp (visit the KIN vineyards on Craig’s Sideroad)
  30. Bike Second Line out to Dunrobin (roundtrip is approx. 25 kms)
  31. Bike the farm country between Carp and Almonte (round trip approx. 60 kms)
  32. Bike from Fitzroy Harbour to Galetta (and take a side tour to Morris Island Conservation Area or to Farmgate Cider property on Mohr’s Road)
  33. Mountain Bike the 15-kilometres trails in Trillium Woods
  34. Bike the Trans Canada Trailway from Terry Fox Drive to Carleton Place (return trip approx. 55 kms)
  35. Bike the Watts Creek Pathway to discover more of the Ottawa Trail Network (just east of Eagleson)
  36. Mountain Bike Maple Ridge South and discover more of the Ottawa Trails Network (east of Eagleson)
  37. Bike the Parkway to Parliament Hill
  38. Canoe the Ottawa River
  39. Paddle Buckham’s Bay
  40. Paddle a canoe or kayak to discover the Mississippi and Carp Rivers
  41. Visit the Ottawa River Canoe Club to paddle and kayak  
  42. Plan a fun-filled day at Fitzroy Harbour Provincial Park
  43. Kayak or canoe at Morris Island Conservation Area
  44. Paddle or kayak Constance Lake
  45. Do an exercise routine outdoors (sit-ups, jumping jacks, stretching)
  46. Swim – and beat the heat
  47. Paddleboard – have you tried this?  
  48. Enjoy an afternoon along a waterway and take some time to fish
  49. Swim at Fitzroy Park
  50. Spend a day swimming and playing at Constance Bay Beach
  51. Play horseshoes
  52. Play road hockey
  53. Kick a soccer ball at your favourite pitch
  54. Shoot hoops at your favourite outdoor basketball court
  55. Play baseball catch in your favourite park
  56. Throw a frisbee in your favourite park
  57. Throw a football in your favourite park
  58. Rollerblade/skate along your favourite route
  59. Hula-hoop or jump rope (pick your poison)
  60. Set up a net and play volleyball
  61. Set up a net and play badminton
  62. Get out and play tennis at your favourite court
  63. Get out and golf at your favourite course (walk the holes)
  64. Enjoy mini-golf
  65. Visit a golf driving range and swing away
  66. Try your skill at bocci or lawn bowling
  67. Enjoy yoga in your favourite park
  68. Stretch out and meditate with Yin Yoga or Qigong
  69. Enjoy kite flying
  70. Pick apples at one of our area’s orchards
  71. Have water balloon fun
  72. Enjoy water fun with a slip-n-slide (or wash your car)
  73. Play hide-n-seek or tag
  74. Enjoy gardening (or lend a helping hand to your neighbour)
  75. Walk countryside roads to pick an assortment of wildflowers

Enjoy your summer. Let's get active! 

For more information on this community initiative:  MPP Fullerton Re-Launches "Let's Get Active" and Issues a 75-Day Summertime Challenge

 Click here to read the MPP's introductory paper "Let's Get Active" 

Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

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