WindReach Farm: Some kind of wonderful

It wasn’t so long ago when I made my first visit to Ashburn, Ontario’s WindReach Farm; it was in 2008, when Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan donated horses for the charity’s therapeutic horseback riding program.

WindReach was founded in 1989, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities. The charity farm offers wheelchair accessible pathways, trails, buildings, barns and stables.

Oh, and did I mention it is located on absolutely breath taking grounds?

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I wanna fly

Lynde Shores Conservation Area in Whitby, On. is a fantastic place to spot all types of wildlife. It provides a great habitat for birds and acts as an important stopover point for waterfowl and shorebirds migrating along the north shore of Lake Ontario.

The conservative area also has excellent trails, with a picturesque setting the whole route.

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In the village

Pickering Village, ironically located in Ajax, is one of my favourite spots in the Durham Region. With little quaint shops, like That Chocolate Shoppe By the Lake (yum!) and the Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe, the feel and historical look of the area is unlike anything else in the region. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll.

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Durham’s Dairy Producers

A beautiful day, driving down Lakeridge: I stopped the car, pulled over, and walked to the fence of the O’Connor Land and Cattle Company dairy farm in Ajax. Sadly, only a few days before this shoot, a barn fire had claimed the lives of over 50 cows.

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