If you feel like getting some fresh air and exercise, jump on your bike and head to the Merri Creek Bike Trail. Not only is this bike path a very useful way of getting from A to B (it connects Dights Falls in Abbotsford with the Western Ring Road path in Campbellfield — a 25km trip) it’s also a beautiful green haven that really makes you feel as though you’ve left the city far behind. The artificial weir at Dights Falls is a lovely spot to visit and explore, too.
The trail follows Merri Creek, and although the water can look very inviting on a hot day, I wouldn’t recommend swimming here. The bike path is wide and, at the city end at least, very well maintained. Perfect for a Saturday morning ride.