Because it is surrounded by Lake Ontario, the Credit River, and Etobicoke Creek, Mississauga has a large number of outdoor activities and sports. They by no means make up the full list of things to do in Mississauga though. Other Mississauga attractions include museums and historic sites.
The Bradley Museum at 1620 Orr Road consists of three different structures, all from the 19th century. The Bradley House, named after original owners Lewis and Elizabeth Bradley, is a saltbox-style house that was built in 1830 and is set up with period furnishings to reflect how life was lived in the 1800s. Another house on the property, the Anchorage, was owned by a Royal Navy Officer by the name of John Skinner. The Anchorage was also built in the 1800’s and currently holds exhibitions, a gift shop, and a meeting room. The last house, dubbed the Log Cabin, was reconstructed by a large community effort and added in 2007. It can be rented for special events, meetings, and receptions.
The many parks located in and around the city provide Mississauga activities for the whole family. The Cooksville Creek Trail, Waterfront Trail, and Etobicoke Trail are all great for bicycling and hiking, while Huron Park, Jack Darling Park, and Erindale Park all have picnic areas and barbecue grills.
Other stuff to do in Mississauga includes the Verandah Summer Concert series at Benares Historic House and the Youth Arts Week. Benares Historic House is located at 1507 Clarkson Road North and was built in the early 1900s. Live music is featured there on Fridays during the summer. Mississauga Youth Arts Week takes place on a historic path that is woven around the city, starting on Dundas Street and ending on Lakeshore Road. The event consists of talent shows, art exhibitions, and dance performances by children of all ages.