May 30, 2012

Little Lake

Little Lake
On my way home from a doctor's appointment today, I stopped for a few minutes by Little Lake.  If you are not familiar with my hometown, there is a small lake in the very centre of the city.  It is part of the Trent Severn waterway.  You can navigate from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron through a series of waterways and locks that cover 386 kilometers.

This is a view from the west side of the lake straight across to "East City".  On the right hand side of the picture, you can see what looks like a white water tower.  That is the Quaker Oats manufacturing facility.  The lovely fountain you can see was installed in 1967 to celebrate Canada's centennial.  It is lit up at night with multi-coloured spotlights.

This view is looking northward.  The building in the centre of  the picture is the Holiday Inn.  The hotel is right on the water front.  The marina is just to the left of it and the white structure hidden in the trees at the left is a stage where free concerts are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer.  The Little Lake MusicFest is very popular with tourists and locals alike.  From my house, we can usually hear them doing their sound check in the afternoon.  Little Lake MusicFest Lineup 2012

There are some interesting places in my hometown that I will share with you as the summer goes along.  Soon we will take a trip to the zoo before school lets out and it is over run by munchkins.  We  have a beautiful zoo that attracts families from the Toronto area on day trips because it is free and there is a lot to see and do.

My last picture of the lake, looking southward.  It may be hard to believe but behind those lush trees is the oldest cemetery in the city.  It is such a lovely location that it is frequently populated by the living too!  It is a favourite place for people taking a walk.  I hope you enjoyed the tour and I will try to share a new locale once a week this summer.


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