The lake and Ajax’s waterfront parks
The extraordinary lakeside vistas can be enjoyed either on foot or on the bike trails that crisscross Duffins Creek Waterfront Park, Ajax Waterfront Park and Lynde Shores Waterfront Park.
Ajax’s greatest physical asset is Lake Ontario, one of the world’s largest freshwater bodies of water. Along the whole length and breadth of the Ajax shoreline are an interconnected series of parks that ensure every resident of the town has easy access to this incomparable community asset.
Rotary Park, with its massive pedestrian bridge over Duffins Creek, anchors the west side of the park, and Lakeside bookends the east side. In the middle, at the foot of Harwood Avenue, is Veterans Point Garden, which commemorates HMS Ajax and Defence Industries Limited, the company responsible for Ajax’s existence.
The town’s extraordinary lakeside vistas can be enjoyed either on foot or on the bike trails that crisscross Duffins Creek Waterfront Park, Ajax Waterfront Park and Lynde Shores Waterfront Park. But the nature trails along the lakeshore are only part of the community’s scenic green bounty.
Ajax is blessed with over 38K of trails including extensive walking and hiking paths in the Greenwood Conservation Area. Cold clear-running Duffins Creek runs through Greenwood, and so do the fish that call it home. The opening of the trout season each spring is manna from heaven for anglers from far and wide.
One of the more unique aspects of the Ajax’s waterfront is just outside the town in Pickering. On the lakeshore at Frenchman’s Bay is the atmospheric Nautical Village, an urban oasis whose numerous cafes and restaurants invite visitors to kick back, relax and soak up its unique maritime charm. On Thursday nights over the summer months, its Millennium Square hosts numerous live music events, so enjoy.