• Watermark
    Lake Ontario, ON - Adam De Rocco

My Watermark is Lake Ontario.

Growing up in Kingston within a 5 minute walk from the lake, it has played a major part of my life. During the hot summers, it is always a great feeling to cool off with a swim. I remember learning how to swim at Everett and Reddendale Crerar Parks.

Since joining Lake Ontario Waterkeeper as a volunteer, I have gained a greater respect for Lake Ontario.

I have two Watermark Stories I would like to share about Lake Ontario.

The first is, kayaking off the shores of Bath, Ontario. A friend and I went kayaking for the afternoon off the shores of Lake Ontario in Bath, ON. I felt extremely grateful to have access to such a waterbody. It was an afternoon filled with the hot sun. No cell phones, just kayaks, life jackets and paddles. A great way to get rid of mental taxation, so peaceful. Kayaking is a must during the summer on the lake, I would recommend it to anyone.

The second Watermark story I would like to include is when I had a summer afternoon picnic at Everett Park. A friend and I spent the afternoon at Everett Park, with a barbecue and some baseball gloves. Everett Park has a couple picnic tables, so it is a great spot to have a picnic. To cool down from the sun you have great access to the Lake Ontario shores. Water shoes are recommended because of the shells and slippery rocks. It was a great day, and again I felt grateful to have access to a local park and Lake Ontario.

I can't wait for the winter to fly by and enjoy another summer by Lake Ontario.



Waterbody
Lake Ontario, ON

Location
Everett Beach, Kingston, ON

Watersheds

Contributed By
Adam De Rocco

Collected By
Chloe Cross

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