Lake Ontario, ON - Steven Heighton | Great Lakes Guide
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    Lake Ontario, ON - Steven Heighton

My Watermark is Lake Ontario.

One day in June a few years ago I walked with my daughter, Elena, and her partner, Liam, the full 8 km length of the dunes peninsula at Sandbanks Park, near Picton. It tapered steadily until it was just a few meters across. On one side, to the west, Lake Ontario receded like a sea and on the other side was the gorgeous lagoon of West Lake. We were running a gauntlet between two bodies of water. When we reached the tip of the peninsula -- water on three sides now, almost surrounding us -- we swam across a forty meter channel into the town of Wellington.

What a day that was. And what a gift it is to have a place like that available all year round. I think I've just talked myself into going back there this weekend and doing that walk again.

Lake Ontario, ON

Sandbanks Dunes Beach, Picton, ON


Contributed By
Steven Heighton

Collected By
Amy Wilford

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