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Foto Friday - Shakespeare Conservation Area - Shakespeare, Ontario

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

Shakespeare Conservation Area is a quiet little spot great for picnics, hikes in the forest, fishing, or just reading and watching the geese and great blue heron. 

It is located just north of Shakespeare, also known as one of Ontario's antique hot spots between Kitchener-Waterloo & Stratford. 

If you haven't heard of Shakespeare, I'm sure it's neighbour to the west, Stratford is more of a household name.  Perhaps due to the famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival, or perhaps for being the home of one Justin Bieber.

But getting back to the Conservation Area, on a recent visit I noticed that all of the picnic tables had been repaired, with new boards.  That was nice to see.  I was disappointed however that the boardwalks were all grown over with weeds and it made for a tricky hike around the perimeter of the lake/reservoir.

That didn't stop my dog Lola and I from enjoying the late summer sunshine and snapping some photos.  I hope these photos will inspire you all to get out and enjoy nature now that the fall season is upon us.

Perhaps next time Justin Bieber is home and needs a bit of downtime he can check out the Shakespeare Conservation Area.

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area

Shakespeare Conservation Area



Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Your photos are gorgeous and it looks like Lola is having a fantastic time at the Shakespeare Conservation area too Jenny!

Sep 23, 2011 08:15 AM
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

What a gorgeous way to showcase your area.  Your pictures are so vibrant and clear.  Just beautiful

Sep 23, 2011 08:25 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a great looking area and Lola is certainly enjoying it as well.

Sep 23, 2011 09:04 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Jenny, I'm familiar with the antiques of Shakespeare but I didn't know there was a conservation area. Very nice photos.

Sep 23, 2011 10:00 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are all very special scenes, Jenny!  And I adore the little dog!  Thanks for sharing these on this friday which has ended a very busy week for me.

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!

Sep 23, 2011 01:31 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jenny, what beautiful photos!  And I especially liek the puppy - what a cutie!

Sep 23, 2011 05:09 PM
Toronto, ON

Hi Jenny - Long time no see.  Since you used Justin Bieber's name twice, I suggest that when he visits Shakespeare, he should bring along Selena Gomez and show her around.  If I recall, she has already been to Stratford with him.

Sep 23, 2011 06:10 PM
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Jenny, you spent a wonderful day and brought it back to us in your lovely phtos. Each one requires some time with to take in. Thanks for taking us to the Shakespeare Conservation Area and your companion is adorable!

Sep 23, 2011 10:15 PM
Kathy Clulow
Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Jenny It's all a matter of perspective ..... the "weeds" are part of the naturalization process that will help prevent the run off from the surrounding area from carrying soil into the lake/reservoir.

If You are every in The Scarborough Bluffs area check out their filtration process for storm water. At the end of the process the water that started out dirty brown with soil contamination comes out crystal clear just before it enters the lake

Sep 24, 2011 09:38 AM
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Jenny:  Very lovely and natural pictures of your area!

Sep 24, 2011 04:56 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Thanks Wanda, Lola is always happy to get out hiking.

Thanks Mary.

Hi Ed, I'm looking forward to exploring there in the winter.  Will be pretty with snow.

Hi Janice when you get to the lights in Shakespeare coming from K-W you turn right and it's just up a mile or so.  Not too big but nice to visit.

Hi Myrl, thanks so much for the Feature.  I hope you are keeping well.

Hi Pat, Lola has been a great companion for almost 5 years now.  Time flies.

Hi Marc, yes Selena was in Stratford this past summer.  I'm not blogging much lately but should get back at it.


Sep 26, 2011 02:19 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Jeanean, thanks so much.  Yes it was a relaxing day.

Hi Kathy, thanks for the info.  I saw your name on the list for RE/MAX Fall Connect so hope to see you there on Wed. 

Marc, are you going to Connect?

Thanks Jane

Sep 26, 2011 02:28 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Jenny, the Shakespeare Conservation area, Shakespeare Ontario looks like a great place to kick back and relax a bit.  Lola sure seems to enjoy it.

Oct 06, 2011 11:54 AM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

The little things that you were able to capture made me feel like I went to the place and walked with you!

Oct 09, 2011 06:14 PM