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.