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Bayfront Park, Hamilton

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Bayfront Park is a 16-hectare (40-acre) park found in the West-end of Hamilton Harbour in the North End neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Over $9 million transformed formerly vacant land into a versatile green space, with 1,800 metres (5,906 ft) of shoreline integrating fish habitat, native vegetation and facilities. The park is the site of a variety of summer festivals and concerts. A protected sandy beach and a 6-metre (20 ft) wide trail circles the park.

Other important features of the park include: a public boat launch, fishing opportunities, a 250 space parking lot, and pedestrian and bicycle trails leading to Pier 4 Park.

Nearby attractions include the Harbour West Marina Complex, Macassa Bay Yacht Club, Pier 4 Park, Pier 8, HHC Sailing School and the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

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  • It's hard to believe that the powers that be in city hall actually got this park right (given the general disaster of the downtown). The kiddies can't swim in the polluted water, but there are...  more »
  • I walk the paths of both Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks every day. Almost entirely flat geography so wonderful way to exercise for anyone. Great to see lots of people enjoying the space, regardless of...  more »
  • Bayfront is a great place to come with friends, couples or family. The scenery is very soothing and appealing to view because it is surrounded by water. I usually come here for exercise in the spring....  more »
  • Wonderful Bayfront Park is connected to Princess Point (Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton ON). Enjoy the experience by taking a sustainable walk through picturesque trails that allow you to observe it's biodiversity of plants, and animals of course with care, and respect for them and their special diet of vegetation from these complex ecosystems and their symbiotic process as well as the animals' mating season. Share the road connection with enthusiastic park lovers in between the different parks ridding a sustainable bicycle that I enjoy the most!
  • Awesome .. we took our classic car there for the Cops and Rodders car show. The grounds were in perfect condition. Was a great spot for a car show and you couldn't beat the weather today . It has a really nice view overlooking the water as well
  • It's Heavenly. If you hit the place on right day of time you can capture some breathtaking photographs. It is a paradise for photographers, bikers, dog walkers, boat owners, runners, family picnics and romantic couple outings. If you are into creative field and wish to use it for brainstorming the park offers various solitary spots with serene environment. The park is vast and amenities include water fountains, benches, tables and washrooms. The premises are kept clean which shows it is very well managed. The variety of flowers offer a picturesque backdrop. The parking is ample and free but if it is a bright sunny weekend, you might run out of luck. On weekdays, evenings are pretty packed but I don't see issue with parking. Parking lot is divided into two. The one close to the water (central parking) is exclusively for cars or trucks with boat trailers (please check pictures) DON'T GET CONFUSED. DO READ THE SIGNS BEFORE PARKING. All in all it is a great spot to spend a day with your family and friends. Have a happy outing. Thanks.
  • Nice place to have a family picnic go for a long walk. Beaches have been closed. But you still can enjoy the beautiful pathways along the water. Dont mind the geese they wont bother you!
  • A beautiful, serene treasure of Hamilton. Unfortunately the trail is closed right now due to high water levels in Lake Ontario causing shore erosion. It's my understanding that a lot of money is going to be spent on measures to counter this and it will be money well spent if all goes to plan. The residents of Hamilton and visitors alike deserve to be able to enjoy this wonderful place.

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