Lorne Park in summer
  • Swing into The Blue Dog Café for a hot coffee or a cold brew and pick up one of their delicious baked goods. Head to the nearby trail access point and take a walk along the Gordon Glaves Grand River Loop, a peaceful 6km trail that offers tranquil views of the Grand River. Feel at peace while appreciating a variety of wildflowers and engage in some excellent birdwatching opportunities along the river. 
  • Pick up lunch to-go at The Healthy Rabbit, a delicious spot to fuel your body with healthy foods that can accommodate a range of dietary needs. The Healthy Rabbit promotes healthy, holistic and sustainable lifestyles with their fresh and colourful menu. Plus, you can also shop their quality, zero-waste products that include bulk dried produce, loose leaf teas and more.
  • Take a short walk over the Lorne Bridge and enjoy your lunch at a comfortable spot under the mature trees of Lorne Park. Take advantage of the picture perfect flower displays for memorable photos at Brantford’s top horticultural park.
  • As you stroll back over the Lorne Bridge you can take a tour and admire some of Brantford's Public Art Collection such as the Boer War Memorial, Brant County War Memorial and Prominence Point, a tribute to Brantford residents throughout history who have made an outstanding contribution to the community or achieved significant recognition in their field.
  • Prominence Point is also home to one of twelve public art pieces from Brantford’s Grand Exhibit, a collection of to-scale reproductions from Glehyrst Art Gallery of Brant’s permanent collection. Round out your day walking through Brantford’s downtown core to admire eight more pieces of Brantford’s Grand Exhibit, using the map to guide you.
  • Choose from a variety of local take-out to enjoy at home for dinner. Some downtown Brantford options include Hudson Public Kitchen & Bar, Nine North, The Chinese Sisters, Zaaika Indian Cuisine and Mama’s Subs.