Favourite Places

L30 residents of the Region shared their memories from Lake Ontario to the south eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, from the eastern shore of the Rouge River to the shore of Lake Scugog.

Lakeview Park Oshawa

Located at the south end of Simcoe Street the park has extensive facilities for swimming, picnicking and relaxing beneath mature trees.  

Cannington Countryside

A wide valley next to the Trans-Canada Trail at Cannington.

Beaver River near Greenbank

An old railway line has been integrated into the Trans-Canada Trail  system.  Here a bridge crosses the Beaver River.


Chalk Lake

Looking south from Skyloft Ski Resort across Lakeridge road to Scugog Township, Whitby, Oshawa and Lake Ontario.   

Lakeridge Road

Lakeridge Road is a scenic two lane road that runs from Lake Ontario, across the Oak Ridges Moraine, past Lake Simcoe and ends in Beaverton.

McLaughlin Bay

The Wildlife Preserve is behind the GM Building in Oshawa.

Duffin's Creek Ajax

At the footbridge between Ajax and Pickering.

Grass Park Brooklin

A small city park is the home to the Brooklin Harvest Fest and Summer Art Fest.

East Duffin's Creek Greenwood

The fast flowing water turns dark and muddy after a summer storm.

"Mist" Ashburn

The mystery of early morning fog softens light and shadows on the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Countryside Preserve Uxbridge

A large tract of land which can be accessed from the Walmart parking lot in Uxbridge.

Tyrone Mills

An operating water-driven mill for nearly 170 years it is still operating today.

Valleyview Gardens Oshawa

One of the most elegant city parks in Durham Region.

Amos Pond Pickering

An old gravel pit finds new life in an almost secret place on busy Finch Ave.

High Point Road near Ashburn

High Point Road in Scugog Township just north of Ashburn offers beautiful views and whimsical scenes.


Alex Robertson Park Pickering

Fascinating sculptures by Canadian artist Dorsey James highlight the paths in this park.

White Cliffe Terrace Courtice

A private cenotaph is the center of  a moving Remembrance Day ceremony held annually. 

Waterfront Trail Whitby

Summer storm clouds darken the Lake Ontario shoreline.




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