Head out to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for hiking, rock climbing, and a spectacular view of Burlington and the GTA. I recommend visiting after breakfast when the crowd hasn't quite picked up yet, it's a popular area amongst locals!
My daughters and I would live in a safe and beautiful Burlington neighborhood. Schools, shopping malls and parks will be closeby, and work a commutable distance. Close proximity to the lake is an added perk!
Burlington Rib Fest - Although it marks the end of summer because it is labour day weekend, its always a great weekend to check out some bands and have some awesome ribs and maybe pick up some cool tips on BBQ'ing and marinades.