Burgess Pond, ON - Penny Stewart
My name is Penny Stewart. The waterbody I am going to talk about is called Burgess Pond. Burgess Pond is a very small pond in Woodstock, Ontario. It’s a pond off the Thames River and as a child my father used to take us out to Burgess Pond. One of my fondest memories of Burgess Pond is building a makeshift raft with a bunch of friends and going out on Burgess Pond then capsizing it and swimming back to shore, all this nonsense. This was pre life jackets days.
Burgess Pond is now part of a parks system there. It is a beautiful wildlife area with lots of frogs and ducks.