|New Welcome to Port Credit Sign|
From Mississauga Road, drive west two lights on west on Lakeshore Road West and look for the bright new sign (see bottom photo). Look for the left turn lane at Shawnmarr Road into the parking lot. If the lot is full, there is free on-street parking on Shawnmarr. There is also a Missy transit bus stop here for No. 23 bus that runs every 15-20 minutes every day.
|Mauve Rhododendrons at Brueckner in Port Credit|
|Japanese Cherry Trees in Full Bloom|
|Japanese Cherries at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens|
|Foot Bridge to East Garden Flower Beds|
|Apple Blossoms for Mother's Day in Mississauga|
|Apple Blossom Time in Mississauga Ontario|
|Redbud Trees at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens|
|Blue wildflower in bloom Mississauga Ontario|
|Closer look at tiny blue wildflowers|
|Leaving Port Credit new sign Godfreys Lane at Lakeshore Road West|
For more information, including a map, see Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens. Note that this is Mississauga's only designated public garden, and not a park. There are several parks in the area, however, such as Saddington and Memorial Park east of here and close to the Port Credit Lighthouse at the Credit River, and Jack Darling Park and Richards Memorial Park a few kilometers west from here.
There's no shortage of places to eat in Port Credit or Clarkson, but Mother's Day usually means they are fully booked. Some don't take reservations, though, so check around. There are several coffee shops in Port Credit (Tim Hortons in the gas station at Mississauga Road and Lakeshore, and at Hurontario and Lakeshore (north east corner, it's new). There's a Starbucks across from the lighthouse and a Second Cup at No Frills.
Another nice spot to stop and sit on the rocks along Lake Ontario is at the foot/ end of Godfreys Lane. Turn on this narrow little road just east of the Port Credit sign, and drive slowly and carefully down the lane, past the south east entrance to Rhododendron Gardens. Continue up the hill to a tiny parking area. Look west for three large tree stumps that have been carved with The Sirens. There's another bench overlooking Cranberry Cove and the Gardens beach area. Walk south from the parking area to the large rocks with views along the lakeshore.
What a great way to mark Mother's Day! Hope you can make it.