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Haldimand County offers many opportunities to enjoy nature

Haldimand County offers many opportunities to enjoy nature

Those living in Haldimand County have an excellent opportunity to interact with all kinds of marine life. Whether you’re canoeing or kayaking or out on a vessel on Lake Erie, the fishing can be as extreme as you like in Haldimand!  There is also magnificent conservation and birding along the Grand River and Lake Erie shoreline. Marine activities are about to get a little more vibrant as we gear up for the spring season.

Getting out onto the river in Haldimand is not difficult. Gather up your fishing license or renew it online at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/renew-replace-or-update-outdoors-card  and get out on the water. Visit the Haldimand County online and discover its #FishingGuide! Read about the top 10 spots, overlook hiking maps, cast into a nearby hole or hire a charter this April in Haldimand!

A hidden gem of Haldimand County is Ruthven Park. This nature centre serves brunches after touring The Migratory Bird Banding Station April 22. Visit Get Wild Baby Earth Day Shower, and roam the historical buildings and Greek mansion at this beautiful destination ground. Before heading out, read the Bird Banding Blog at: http://www.ruthvenparknatureblog.com/

Caledonia is loaded with trails and paths. Caledonian Kinsmen Park and Towpath, Patterson or Ramsay Walkway are all great strolling spots. The Rotary Riverside Trail with access from Seneca Park and Thistlemoor Park Pathway make Caledonia a hiker and dog walker’s paradise. For all future X Games and Olympians, Haldimand is also  home to the Aaron & Devin Koocher Memorial Skatepark.

From Port Dover to Lowbanks, Haldimand County has a stunning shoreline to reel in big game fish. The Grand River, beaches and conservation also offers recreational outlets unlike big city living. Haldimand County offers loads of amenities as well as great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors!

Viewing home checklist for homebuyers

Viewing home checklist for homebuyers

There is so much to remember and take in when searching for a home to purchase and going through multiple viewings. Do you know what you need to look for? Here is a checklist to help you remember all of the important things you’ll want to find out during house hunting:

Basic facts you’ll want to know about the home:

Year built
Asking price
Property taxes
Other condo fees etc.
Home type
Home finish (brick, wood, siding etc.)
Square footage
Lot size
Parking
# of bedrooms
# of bathrooms
Type of heating system
Type of water system

While you view the home, you’ll want to keep a record if each of these home features are in good condition or need work or replacing. Check the age and condition of:

Foundation
Roof
Driveway
Windows
Doors
Garage
Fencing
Floors
Walls and ceilings
Basement
Electric system

Finally, here are a few things to check if the community offers:

Public transportation
Schools
Shopping
Parks
Hospitals
Pet friendliness

You can also create a separate list of what your wants and needs are in your perfect home. This will help remind you and your realtor of your priorities. Keep both of these lists handy as you view homes to help you through the process to find the one that’s right for you.

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