lake simcoe

The inland lake that the Huron people called Beautiful Water, was renamed by the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada – modern Southern Ontario – in memory of his father, Captain John Simcoe of the Royal Navy. (To the conquerors go the spoils.)

We drove up to Georgina, an administrative-township along the south shore of Lake Simcoe; the township is a collection of 5 smaller communities – Keswick, Sutton, Jackson’s Point, Pefferlaw, and Udora. We drove through Sutton along Hedge Road – a beautiful residential road that follows the shore of the lake.

The township, 40 miles north of the city, was covered in snow; it’s a micro climate, a snow-belt, in the Greater Toronto Area. I haven’t been in this part of the country, at this time of year, in a long time and it’s a surprise to see snow in early November. (I keep forgetting that Sault Ste Marie had snow in early October.)