Whitby, a Beautiful Place in Ontario, Canada
"A Town of Peace in the Midst of Torontomania"
If you visit Toronto, and you suddenly get the urge to get away from it all, consider heading out to Durham region, east of Toronto. Turn off the 401 or 407 at Whitby, and have a good look around. Consider going even further to Port Perry or the Rouge Valley. You won't regret it, especially if you come when the weather is pleasant.
There are so many trails to explore and country roads to travel that it would be silly to try to begin to tell you more about them.
When I can I will post my own pics, but in the meantime, here are some of the best web sites to check out if you are planning to visit this area.
GENERAL TOURIST INFORMATION ON WHITBY, IN DURHAM REGION, ONTARIO
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-482289-whitby_on_vacations-i;_ylc=X3oDMTFnN245bWNiBF9TAzk2ODIzNzAzBGsDd2hpdGJ5IG9udGFyaW8Ec2VjA3NlbXRnBHNsawNzZW10Zw--? (This is a surprisingly good website!)
http://www.toronto.worldweb.com (Good Information on the entire GTA region, Including Whitby)
Check out http://www.realontario.ca and consider the other nearby communities: Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Markham, Port Perry and Bowmanville, to name a few :) Or go to http://www.ontariotravel.net for more good information on Ontario and all it offers.
Also, if you like to sail... http://www.wyc.ca and at the Vital Spark Society you can find quality musical performances on a small scale. http://www.vitalsparkfolksociety.ca
For other local B&Bs go to www.bbcanada.com or www.fobba.com, the all-inclusive B&B guides for this area.
I can personally recommend the Bella Notte Ristorante on Brock St., south of Taunton, for fine Italian dining. I hear that Pimento's in Whitby is good and I can testify to Bayly's at 1235 Bayly St. in Pickering. It is truly one of the best Greek restaurants in southern Ontario. If you care to go to Port Perry, a nice day trip, there is a fish and chip place that is outstanding in the region, called Captain George's Fish & Chips, on the main street. There are other Captain George's in the region, but ignore them and go straight to Port Perry. You will be glad you did. You can also look at the vast array of possibilities in Toronto or go to
http://www.diningoutdirectory.ca (look up any community in Durham region and decide where to eat)
PARKS, GARDENS AND CONSERVATION AREAS
http://www.trca.on.ca/parks_and_culture/activities & http://www.trca.on.ca/parks_and_culture/places_to_visit/