Ashbridges Bay Park is a beautiful area located on the waterfront in the east end of Toronto. It was named after Sarah Ashbridge, a widow and British loyalist from Philadelphia, who settled here in the 1790's and obtained a Crown Land Grant to start her own farm. Ashbridges Bay was once part of the large sand dune chain spanning the majority of the Toronto Harbour. These dunes were the result of sediment from the Scarborough Bluffs being deposited by the currents from Lake Ontario. Portions of The Martin Goodman and Waterfront trails pass through the north end of Ashbridges Bay Park. These paved and hard-packed walking trails allow for accessibility as do the park's multiple parking lots. This park is also home to Woodbine Beach, one of Toronto's eight blue flag beaches. Take a stroll along the Woodbine Beach Boarwalk, relax on the wide sandy beach, or enjoy a refreshing swim in Lake Ontario. Picnics, bird watching and hiking are all popular activities available at Ashbridges Bay. It's also home to an outstanding skateboard park that can be found in the northwest corner.