Things to do in Richmond Hill

3 Things to Do in Richmond Hill

The holidays are over. It’s the middle of winter. You’re out of ideas for keeping everyone occupied and happy. Now what? 

One of the main reasons that Richmond Hill houses for sale are so popular is the city’s unique urban/country vibe.  You won’t find many cities that are centred on Yonge St., with its distinct urban culture and amenities, like the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, but also have farms, conservation areas and forested hiking trails, all within the city limits.

Still, despite the enviable mix of attractions that Richmond Hill offers, sometimes you’re at your wit’s end in finding things to do. But we’re here to change all that

Try These Things to Do in Richmond Hill

We’ve tapped into some of the unique features of the area and compiled the following list.

  1. David Dunlap Observatory – There’s only one city in the country that can claim to be home to the largest telescope in Canada. Even though visiting the observatory in person isn’t possible, you can still take part in some of the virtual programs they offer.

    On February 17th you can learn more about what to look for in the sky by attending Virtual Up in the Sky.  
  2. Go Cross-Country Skiing – In winter, many of the forested hiking trails in Richmond Hill become cross-country skiing trails. Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve is just one area where you can cross-country ski in the colder months or mountain bike in the summer. 
  3. Outdoor Skating – There are a few options for outdoor skating in Richmond Hill, though they may not be open at any given time due to weather conditions or other restrictions. One of our favourites is the Richmond Green Skate Trail, which is a 250m trail in a figure-8 loop through natural space.  Maybe best of all, it has heated washrooms and change rooms.

To find out more about hiking trails in the area, check out our article “Try These Walking trails Near Stouffville”.