T.J. Dolan Natural Area offers Stratford Apartment residents a great place to go to get outside and soak in the sunshine this summer. Whether you’re interested in running, cycling, hiking or walking the trails, this area is part of a larger park system that will allow you to explore and experience a part of Stratford you hadn’t seen before. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has created a guide to the park’s facilities, activities and events Avon Place Apartment residents can enjoy.
T.J. Dolan Natural Area is part of the larger park system located at the west end of the Stratford Side Trail along the Avon River, which is near the Stratford Festival Theatre. The north and south riverside trail loop features trails that range from 0.3 kilometres to 4.4 kilometres long. With all the other trails and park areas taken into consideration, T.J. Dolan Natural Area is approximately 8.5 kilometres in length. This natural area is a seven-minute drive and 32-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments. For those who are driving, parking is available on John Street North or Lorne Avenue West. Enjoy a relaxing day walking around the city or pack up a picnic and enjoy a delicious meal by the picturesque waterfront.
Every April, residents and visitors can enjoy the Annual Swan Parade, which involves ferrying the swans from their winter habitat down to the river. You can also enjoy a scenic group stroll through this rustic wilderness park or boat rentals. The tours start from John Street and are available by appointment. For additional details, contact Tourism Stratford at (519) 271-5140 or 1-800-561-SWAN (7926). While you’re in the mood for tours take one of the city’s renowned walking or cycling heritage tours. Nature lovers don’t have to worry about getting lost, as T.J. Dolan is outfitted with well-marked trails and colour-coded signs to usher you around.
Whether you’re looking to spend a relaxing afternoon outdoors, get moving or exploring the natural beauty of your surroundings, Stratford’s T.J. Dolan Natural Area offers up the perfect place to do all of these things and more. Located at 359 – 397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer a charming option for those looking to rent in Stratford.