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Table of Contents 1812 Bicentennial .........................................67 Arts Entertainment .................................810 Birding ......................................................1213 Black History .............................................1415 Boating Marinas ....................................1617 ChathamKent Map ..................................3637 Classic Cars .................................................... 18 Culinary Wine ...................................

Message from the Mayor... As Mayor of the Municipality of ChathamKent, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our community and to introduce you to some of the fun and adventure awaiting you in ChathamKent. If you are looking for a new Photo credit A.Theil Marketing destination to visit or would like to explore this community, the ChathamKent Travel Guide is the perfect resource. It highlights several points of interest, various ChathamKent activities, festivals and events. Experience the natural b

Experience... Engage... Enjoy... Welcome to this worldclass cultural and recreational destination with more than 60 tourism experiences that surprise and impress the most discerning traveller. ons Champi2010 National Prestigious 5 Bloom rating since 2005 Best Community of Gardeners 2006 Overall Tidiness Award 2009 Explore ChathamKent... Only in ChathamKent, will visitors find Chief Tecumsehs fateful battlefield, and three authentic Underground Railroad sites including Uncle Toms Cabin. Cha

1812 Bicentennial Nearly 200 years ago, one of the most important events in American and British history happened along the banks of the Thames River right here in presentday ChathamKent. A monument, museum and national historic site commemorate ChathamKents significant involvement in the War of 1812. The War of 1812 visitor experience in Chatham Kent is greatly enhanced by the spring 2012 opening of the Tecumseh Parkway. The driving route features pull offs with interpretive signs that outline

1812 Bicentennial Nearby Fairfield Museum and Historic Site occupies the land that was the first settlement of southwestern Ontario. Days after the Battle of the Thames in 1813, American forces invaded and burned the nearby Moravian village of Fairfield. Archaeological digs of the early 1940s are featured amongst artifacts in the Fairfield Museum collection. The museum site is designed so that visitors can walk where the actual village stood. A guided half or full day bus tour, which can be arra

Arts Entertainment Some of the best entertainers in the industry include ChathamKent on their tour stops. Appreciative audiences are immersed in the live theatre or music experience at various venues in our community. In addition to live performance venues, fine art galleries and interesting museums, big and small, offer the visitor an enriched vacation experience. The gloriously restored Chatham Capitol Theatre is an exciting addition to our cultural landscape. This 1930sinspired art deco desi

Look Learn Love 5 Reasons You Want to Experience Arts Heritage in ChathamKent War of 1812 artifact ChathamKent Museum Cosmic original art Thames Art Gallery Art. Artisans. Awesome. ARTspace More than just a woman, Emma Milners drawings Milner Heritage House Play it 1875 pump organ Ridge House Museum ChathamKent Museum 75 William St. N Chatham, ON N7M 4L4 Ridge House Museum 53 Erie St. South Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0 ARTspace 16512 King St. W Chatham, ON N7M 1E4 Thames Art Gallery 75 Wi

Arts Entertainment THE MaRy WEBB CulTuRal anD COMMuniTy CEnTRE In 2012, The Mary Webb Cultural and Community Centre is the latest addition to ChathamKents cultural venues. Found in idyllic Highgate, the Mary Webb Centre, located in what was once a 100yearold historic church, is becoming wellknown for its remarkable acoustics and very unique architectural structure. Talented musicians from all over Canada come to the Centre to play. From folk to country to classical to rock, music enthusiasts en

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Birding A special blend of rare Carolinian habitat and geographic location on the main migratory route make ChathamKent home to some of Canadas best birding. In fact, this regions collection of diverse habitat and warm climate attracts many rare birds. Birding enthusiasts enjoy excellent viewing opportunities at their choice of provincial parks, conservation areas and sanctuaries. Home to Canadas largest Carolinian forest and four additional habitats, Rondeau Provincial Park attracts several spe

Birding The Village of Wheatley, hosts the annual Norm Chesterfield festival which falls on May 16 in 2012. The Sydenham Field Naturalists Club highlights this areas natural treasures with indoor and outdoor programs open to the public. The indoor program features monthly educational and entertaining presentations from October to March. The outdoor portion includes the annual owl prowl, winter walk, and other special events held throughout the season. To learn about events, visit www.sydenhamfie

Black History Poignant and authentic stories of hardship and triumph are told in ChathamKents notable museums on the Ontario Underground Railroad Tour. All three sites are interpreted by descendents of the original freed slave settlers. Considered the destination for freedom seekers, this region became home in the mid 1800s to some of the most successful black settlements and the greatest populace of former slaves in Canada. Their lasting efforts to build a life of freedom here have become natio

94 MonFri., 5193523565 177 King St. E.Wish Centre Black History www.ckblackhistoricalsociety.org email infockblackhistoricalsociety.org school house built by slaves, an 1852 log cabin, churches, and a museum with artifacts including original shackles worn by children and adults. Adults and children alike will be engaged on an intellectual and emotional level. Black Mecca The Story of Chathams Black Community is a selfguided interactive exhibit that highlights the struggles and achievements of

Boating Marinas Boaters of all kinds will find great adventure along the many shores of ChathamKent. Our vast waterscape means waterlovers have their choice of two lakes, narrow rivers and sheltered bays to explore. Mitchells Bay Marine Park Ltd. Campground Marina Boat Launch Ramps Bait Shop Marine Gas Bar Snack Bar Great Bass Muskie Fishing 140 Campsites 266 Boat Wells Seasonal Overnight Call for more information 5193548423 Scenic waterfront communities along Lake Erie and Lake S

Boating Marinas 300 Docks With 80 Guest Slips 153050 Amp Service Gas Diesel Fuel Docks Security 3 Boat Ramps Shower Restroom Facilities Swimming Pool Laundromat Exercise Room 60 Tonne Travel Lift Inside Heated Storage 3 Golf Courses Nearby LCBO Agency Store Beer Store Retail Partner Expert Boat Repair Mitchells Bay Marine Park Ltd. 519 6764471 www.erieaumarina.com email infoerieaumarina.com Mitchells Bay Marine Park Ltd. lake Erie Erieau Marina ltd. 5196764471 Lat 42 15.15 Lon

Classic Cars We are the Classic Car Capital of Canada ChathamKent is the destination for many of North Americas best automotivethemed festivals and tourist attractions. ChathamKents premier classic car attractions include RM Classic Car Exhibit and ChathamKent Museum. Amazed visitors to RM Classic Cars explore an exhibit of more than 60 rare and valuable vehicles. A guided tour of this everchanging display brings guests close to one of the worlds finest car collections. ChathamKent Museum showca

RM CLASSIC CAR EXHIBIT One Classic Car Drive Hwy 40 401 5193529024 8005616125 tourismchathamkent.ca www.visitck.ca Visit One of ChathamKents Best Attractions Experience a century of automotive history at the RM Classic Car Exhibit. This rotating collection houses a diverse assortment of the greats of the golden age of transportation including historic marques such as Duesenberg, Ferrari, Packard, Cadillac, MercedesBenz and many other European and American Classics. One of the most diverse ex

Culinary Wine Wining and dining in ChathamKent is a delicious experience for the visitor interested in sampling local flavours grown from some of the richest land in Canada. Steak and seafood restaurants are inspired by the virtually limitless supply of fresh foods of all kinds in our region. Europeaninspired restaurants, and traditional eateries accent authentic cuisine with the areas bountiful harvest, supporting the initiative to Buy Local, Buy Fresh. Creative chefs add their flare to fresh

Wine with a View. Enjoy a tasting at our Wine Shop. Call ahead for personalized tours. Bus tours welcome. Hwy 3, 8 km west of Blenheim, Ontario Check our website for hours and directions. GPS Coordinates Smith Wilson, ChathamKent Lat N 42.26764 Long W 82.03877 www.smithandwilsonestatewines.ca 5196765867

Farm Markets ChathamKent farmland is known across Ontario for the quality it produces for the table. Visitors can sample this homegrown goodness at area restaurants or fresh from one of many roadside stands or markets that dot the countryside. Awardwinning maple syrup is made on the farm where the tree sap is collected. Travel to one of the largest blueberry farms in Ontario to buy some of the best blueberry baked goods around or pick your own fresh blueberries when they are in season. Guests to

Farm Markets For more information about Farm Markets, contact ChathamKent Tourism at 18005616125 or visit www.visitck.ca DElHaVEn ORCHaRDS 8182 Talbot Trail 5196764475 www.delhaven.com formerly Hwy 3 10 km W. of Blenheim, Open Daily closed Sundays November 1 to July 1. Apples and other produce. Cider and gift packs are our specialty. SMiTH WilSOn ESTaTE WinES The vineyards of Smith Wilson Estate Wines grow on a gently sloping gravel ridge that falls to the north shore of Lake Erie. Our wine re

Festivals Events From early spring to late fall, ChathamKent is alive with dozens of festivals and events that celebrate this regions uniqueness. ChathamKent is home to some of the bestrated festivals in Ontario and even Canada, offering wellorganized, affordable family entertainment. Festival season in ChathamKent begins in April with CarvaPalooza, a showcase and demonstration of 30 of the worlds top carverssculptors. Daily competitions over the fourday event provide the viewing public with op

Festivals Events July is packed with festival activity across ChathamKent. Food lovers enjoy the Blenheim Cherry Fest and Sidewalk Days, the longest running carnival and sidewalk sale in Ontario, and the Chatham Sunrise Rotary Ribfest where mouthwatering ribs are the main attraction. Other events include childrens activities and live music. Also during this month, the second annual CK on the Edge showcases traditional and contemporary art in the form of music, theatre, dance, visual, literary a

Festivals Events Each Civic Holiday weekend is also filled with several fun events including the Boothill Country Jamboree featuring three days and nights of country music and camping. Guest performers include new stars, retro acts, and Canadian stars. The annual Wheatley Fish Festival features several family events including a parade, pet parade, Saturday night fish fry, and the popular Big Boyz Fishing Tournament. Selkirk History Faire, Wallaceburg ChathamKents black heritage is celebrated

Festivals Events In late August, history comes to life at The Selkirk History Faire, a reenactment of life in the frontier encampment from 1775 1840. Several unique themed activities occur during this twoday event. August 25 26th, 2012 Free Admission A trip to ChathamKent would not be complete without a visit to one or more of these great festivals and events. Find a complete list at www.visitck.ca. FESTIVALS EVENTS Wings of Spring Festival CarvaPalooza Festival of Flight John Brown Festiv

Fishing ChathamKent is a worldrenowned destination for sport and game fishing in two of the most productive fresh water lakes in the world. Adventureseeking anglers can navigate local waters or choose a charter service to show them the hot spots. Expert guides in ChathamKent are equipped to provide a memorable day on the Great Lakes and area bays. Operators provide half or fullday trips and some will make all arrangements to ensure a relaxing experience. Charter companies require advanced bookin

Fishing About 45 minutes away, on the eastern coast, is Lake Erie. The worldclass fishing boasts great catches of walleye, salmon, rainbow trout and more. Explore the scenic fishing villages, visit local restaurants featuring fresh fish or head out on your own boat to enjoy this beautiful fresh water lake. With so much fish to catch here, anglers will want to make ChathamKent one of their mustvisit destinations again and again. For a complete listing of festivals and events, www.ontariotravel.ne

Genealogy Our roots define our past and present. Tracing them can solve family mysteries and answer lingering questions that may help shape our future. The pursuit of family history can take many unpredictable turns but several groups exist in ChathamKent to keep records available and make research easier. Equipped with extensive records and appropriate research tools, the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society can help simplify the search for ancestors when roots lead back to ChathamKe

Getaway Packages Area tourism partners invite travellers to experience a relaxing getaway with themed packages they create to highlight the best of ChathamKent. Through participating partners, guests to ChathamKent can select their package and enjoy their experience over one or two nights. Getaway packages feature fine accommodations paired with key attractions including wineries, live performance venues, automotive exhibits, day spas and fishing charters. Accommodation participants include the

Ghost Stories Human tragedies over the span of a few hundred years of settlement in ChathamKent have become the home of spectral experiences. The tours feature spellbinding storytelling by local historians who can speak freely and with insight and knowledge that encourages awareness of local history and provides a unique form of entertainment. Choose from such tours as The Haunted Heart of Chatham, Shades of the Past or Cemetery Walks. Their experiences have evolved into the popular bus and walk

Ghost Stories As settlement took place along the banks of the Thames River you have all those lives lived full of anger, jealousy, pride, hatred, and love that give rise to suicide, accidents and murder all the sorts of emotions that produce spectral activity, says Sheila Gibbs, tour guide and author of The Ghosts of ChathamKent. On the tours, these tragic events are shared through story. Tours follow main routes but variations and new stories are added wherever possible. Tours can be booked by

Golfing Avid golfers who travel the world for the best in golf are always pleased with the variety and quality of courses available in ChathamKent, Canadas Sunny South. With golfing weather available 10 months of the year in ChathamKent, the regions nine golf courses are kept in pristine condition. Offering one of Canadas longest golf seasons, ChathamKent caters to golfers with a choice of excellent courses that provide varying degrees of challenges on wellmaintained greens. The courses range fr

Golfing The Links of Kent, Baldoon Golf Club, Blenheim Community Golf Club, Country View Golf Course, Deer Run Golf Course, Ridgetown Golf and Country Club, Rolyn Trails, and Talbot Trail Golf Club. For more information about Golfing, contact ChathamKent Tourism at 18005616125 or visit www.visitck.ca Another Great Day At Deer Run. Golf Fore Everyone 519.676.1566 www.deerrungolfcourse.com Totally Public, 27 Holes ChathamKent For a complete listing of festivals and events, www.ontariotravel.n

Hunting With a large staging area for waterfowl along the main migratory route, ChathamKent is considered one of the best places to hunt ducks and geese in Ontario. With our large amount of rural land, our residents also enjoy hunting wild turkey, pheasants, grouse, squirrels, rabbit, hare and various furbearing animals. There is a controlled deer hunt in late fall. Marshes and diverse wetlands attract thousands of waterfowl to Lake St. Clair along Mitchells Bay and Walpole Island and to Lake Er

Kite Wakeboarding Visiting thrill seekers can up their day at a local beach by taking aquatic adventures to the extreme with industry experts operating in ChathamKent. Perfect conditions on area waterways for kitesurfing and wakeboarding have made ChathamKent a popular destination for these extreme sports. Adventurers can experience thrills at their choice of lakes and bays surrounding the region. Surf Culture Canada, Ontarios kiteboard authority, invites thrill seekers to experience kitesurfin

Motorcycle Touring Cruise along a sunsparkled lake, ride along the edge of Lake Erie, pause for shopping or a meal in town, or follow a road that was taken by British soldiers in centuries past... its all in a days journey as you motorcycle tour ChathamKent. Discover the several motorcycle touring routes in ChathamKent that take riders across the vast landscape to some fascinating local landmarks in and amongst our 23 communities. Specific tours are available to accommodate the interests and fre

Motorcycle Touring CRuiSE THE COaST Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts every year agree that the scenic route along Lake Eries shoreline is one of the best touring routes in North America. One of the most interesting routes in the Cruise the Coast itinerary is through ChathamKent with its 160 km 100 miles of shoreline. Tecumseh 1812 Route 200 years ago one of the most important events in American and British history happened along the banks of the Thames River right here in presentday ChathamKe

Museums Touch, hear and see ChathamKents fascinating and historic past as its preserved in the unique settings of the many interactive museums throughout the region. ChathamKent has three authentic, memorable sites that interpret the Underground Railroad page 1415 history. If the War of 1812 intrigues you, then you will be fascinated to discover that some of the most memorable moments of the war happened along the banks of the historic Thames River. page 67 ChathamKents museums showcase artifact

Museums Across 5,000squarefeet of exhibit area, the ChathamKent Museum features a quintessential overview of local history with sample highlights of other area museums. Notable displays here include the Chathammanufactured Gray Dort automobile and several artifacts from the War of 1812. Wallaceburg District Museum 505 King Street Wallaceburg, ON 5196278962 E wallaceburg.museumkent.net The Wallaceburg and District Museum, offers visitors an interesting walk through time and local history with

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Outdoor Fun Kids of all ages travel from far and wide to visit some of the unique familythemed outdoor attractions that exist in and around ChathamKent. Creek to Sugar Creek. Enjoy days of fishing for perch, smelt, pickerel, and pike. Rondeau Provincial Park invites families to experience Mother Natures colourful spectacle of birds migrating through in the spring and butterflies fluttering their way south in late September. Butterfly Festival activities include guided butterfly hikes, tagging de

Indigenous EnviroEducation Centre nmaachihna we are returning home Join us as we celebrate our First Nations history, culture and language. Together, we can nurture a future of understanding and fellowship. Learn and participate in programs that combine cultural experiences with appropriate age and grade level expectations. For more information or to book a visit, call 15196923651 Or email iecstonefishxplornet.com Enjoy lessons on traditional hunting, fishing and farming techniques Receive

Outdoor Fun In the midst of an urban OPEN YEAR ROUND setting is TJ Stables, a Hom e unique horseback riding Can of the adia destination. Surrounded Cow girlsn by forest, TJ Stables offers Its a great day to ride hourly riding experiences on Hourly horseback riding on scenic wooded trails scenic wooded trails. Gentle, Summer camps Petting farm Therapeutic riding trustworthy horses and Pony rides Group tours Dog boarding ponies allow you to enjoy 837 Gregory Dr. East, Chatham, ON 519 354751

Sand Sun ChathamKent is Canadas sunny south destination for several familyfriendly, sandy beaches along the shallow shorelines of two lakes and two protected bays. With over 100 miles of shoreline, there is beach access in several ChathamKent communities to give beachcombers their choice of destinations. Rondeau Provincial Park boasts the regions longest beach with 14 km of smooth sand stretching along Lake Erie. The parks protected shelter of Rondeau Bay offers excellent swimming, sailing, ski

Scuba Diving Experienced divers of the Great Lakes claim that no two wrecks are the same. And since there are quite a few wellpreserved vessel wrecks in the waters of Lake Erie, on the northern shore, scuba divers who come to ChathamKent enjoy quite a selection. In late 19th century and early 20th century, the shipping channels of Lake Erie were very busy. But the waters are unpredictable...and cold When a storm reared up and the ship faltered, it was almost an impossible challenge to keep the s

Shopping Across the eclectic landscape of ChathamKents 23 communities are unique shops that offer everything from the talents of local artists to rare finds brought here from across the globe. In many communities here, downtown cores remain vibrant with many interesting shops to peruse. Historic Downtown Chatham caters to simple pleasures such as the joy of indulging in handmade chocolate delights from Eve Chocolatier and the excitement of finding a rare piece at ARTscape. Unique home dcor is av

Shopping Many of Ridgetowns specialty shops and services are set in beautifully restored Victorian architecture making this destination reminiscent of downtowns of long ago. Window Shopping in ChathamKent Contact us for Exciting Events in Downtown Dresden Nice shops and a choice of restaurants run alongside the scenic Sydenham River that travels through the heart of smalltown Wallaceburg. Treasure hunters will find ChathamKents biggest selection of antiques at southwestern Ontarios largest ant

Shopping But dont miss the dozens of smaller shops, located across the municipality, that pride themselves in unique finds that are wellpreserved. Malls and shopping areas throughout ChathamKent cater to those searching for national retail stores. For more information about Shopping, contact ChathamKent Tourism at 18005616125 or visit www.visitck.ca Gentry Manor Get It On Boutique Casual formal wear. Latest trends in jewelry, handbags, shoes accessories. www.gentrymanor.com 9 Park Street, C

Spas If you are looking for luxury and relaxation in a serene setting then you have many options in ChathamKent. Customized experiences await guests at these pamper destinations. Within the tranquil, comforting dcor, guests can experience a variety of spa services including pedicures, manicures, facials, and registered massage therapy. Dont leave without experiencing the benefits of a salt scrub or a hot stone massage. Guests can choose single services or enjoy a full day of pampering with a spa

Where to Stay When a funfilled day of exploration draws to a close there is an excellent choice of accommodations in ChathamKent. ChathamKent including Comfort Inn, Super 8 and Travelodge. Opened in 2010, the Holiday Inn Express Suites features a saltwater indoor pool and fitness centre. The regions eclectic tourism landscape is complemented by an equally diverse For a complete listing of festivals and events, selection of accommodations that meet www.ontariotravel.net every style and budget f

Where to Stay Families may prefer the Oaks Inn Hotel, Banquet and Convention Center, the areas popular resort hotel that offers an indoor pool and health club, live theatre, and restaurant. Beachcombers can relax in cabins near the shore in ChathamKents quaint waterfront communities while campers may stay in the heart of rare Carolinian forest at provincial parks or family campground resorts. Travellers may prefer the homeawayfromhome feeling of a bed and breakfast with personalized service and

Where to Stay Whatever the personal preference, guests of ChathamKent always receive a warm welcome and an equally comfortable place to stay. ms eti ng Ro Re om sta s Bre u akf ran ast t Po ol Fac ilit W y ac heel ces ch s air Sau na Ja cuz Hig zi Wi hs rel pee ess d Go lf w ith in 5 km Pe ts y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y fR oo Bayview Bliss ne ss Chatham Comfort Inn 5193525500 or 18004CHOICE 1100 Richmond Street cn262whg.com www.choicehotels.cacn262 80 y y

The newest star on the convention circuit ChathamKent Convention Centre The new and preferred option in Southwestern Ontario for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special functions. 7 meeting rooms Teleconferencing WiFi throughout Ballroom 7,500 sq ft. carpeted Expo Centre 25,310 sq ft. Flexible menu options with international and local cuisine Wide selection of attractive accommodations nearby Exciting variety of offsite entertainment Our service is stellar To book your event

Welcome to the premier hotel in ChathamKent. Exceptional accommodations are awaiting you. 117 completely renovated guestrooms king, double queen, accessible Suites with king bed and separate living room and kitchen, some with Jacuzzi and fireplace Highspeed wireless internet access throughout facility Double room with two queensize beds King suite with Jacuzzi Complimentary breakfast with our famous cinnamon rolls Salt water, indoor pool facility Stateoftheart boardrooms Business Centr

Where to Stay 555 Bloomfield Road, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Come and enjoy our spacious rooms, inroom coffee and complimentary breakfast For Reservations, Call Direct at 519 4361200 or 800 5787878 www.travelodge.com For all your travel needs... Complimentary Reward Points, High Speed Internet and Breakfast Service. We are committed to your satisfaction 1100 Richmond St., Chatham, ON Ph 5193525500 Fax 5193522520 Email cn262whg.com 18004CHOICE 60 www.choicehotels.cacn262 18005616125

Where to Stay Bed Breakfast Victorian houses, log cabin, homes with stunning views of area waterways and perhaps a ghost give guests to ChathamKent their choice of unique bed and breakfast accommodations. Guests are welcomed into the homes of B B proprietors across ChathamKent and treated to personalized service with a homeawayfromhome feel. Many bed and breakfast hosts welcome their guests with tea or coffee and homemade cookies, a tour of their For a complete listing of festivals and events

Where to Stay Bed Breakfast Amenities often include televisions in guest rooms, private bath and wireless Internet service. Gourmet breakfast is served in the morning and traditionally features fresh fruit, homemade breads and pastries, waffles or pancakes. Best kept secret in Tilburyguaranteed to pamper you 8 Carlyle Street Tilbury, ON 519 6823706 Three Private Rooms all with Ensuites Full Breakfast Hosts Doug Kathy Smyth Most local B Bs accept reservations by phone or via individual web

Where to Stay Camping Campgrounds in ChathamKent can be quiet places of rest in wooded settings or resort destinations with many activities. Here, the camping experience can be as little or as much as campers choose. Camp St. Clair Call for reservations overnight and seasonal sites playground equipment swimming pools nature trails Many area campgrounds are situated in parts of rare Carolinian forest and along Great Lakes shoreline offering campers very scenic surroundings. Provincial and m

Where to Stay Camping Clearville Park and Campground is a municipallyrun campground overlooking Lake Erie and bordering Clear Creek Forest with quiet, secluded camping. This seasonal and overnight stay campground features beach access, playgrounds, scenic walking trails, and close proximity to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo. C.M. Wilson Conservation Area features more than 100 overnight family campsites and seasonal sites surrounded by Carolinian forest and wetlands with bird and wildlife view

Where to Stay Camping Mitchells Bay Marine Park features 108 sites, boat launch ramps on site and close proximity to beaches and playgrounds. Lakeside Village Motel and Campground sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie offering magnificent views for campers. Located near major attractions, this Wheatley area campground has a variety of camping units and an airconditioned motel on site. Amenities include a beach, horseshoes and volleyball areas, picnic sites with fire pits, laundry facilities, and

Where to Stay Camping wit hin 5k Be a ch m Po ol Bo at lau nch Sh ow ers lau nd rom at F ir ew oo d ice ite s Hw y. a cc. Co nn ect ion s Pro pa ne Fu Sto el re fS Go lf o Chatham C.m. Wilson Conservation area 5193513919 or 5193547310 21799 Fargo Rd. www.ltvca.ca 102 40 y y y y y y Clearville Clearville Park Campground 5196742280 19 km.12min. S. on CK Rd. 15 www.visitck.ca 110 3 y y y y y y y Erieau SouthSide landing 5196762136 Cell 5194017756 1540 Robert Rd. email joaniepicgmail.com

Where to Stay Camping wit hin 5k Be a ch m Po ol Bo at lau nch Sh ow ers lau nd rom at F ir ew oo d ice fS ite s Hw y. a cc. Co nn ect ion s Pro pa ne Fu Sto el re Go lf o Wheatley Wheatley Provincial Park 5198254659 or 18886687275 24 km South of 401. CK Road 1 to CK Road 3 E. www.ontarioparks.com 220 3 y offSite y y y offSite y y y y Holiday Harbour Seasonal Resort Community is another choice for campers in the Wheatley area. Situated along Lake Erie, this 100site property offers permanent r

Transportation ChathamKent is easily accessible by land, water and air. Highways 401 40 and major ChathamKent roads transport visitors efficiently from one side of the community to the other. Some other forms of transportation to help you negotiate your way are provided on this page. Ferry information Walpolealgonac Ferry line ltd Phone 5196775781 www.walpolealgonacferry.com Walpole Island,Ontario to Algonac, Michigan 2 ferry operation 12 car 9 car ferry Via Rail Canada 360 Queen Street, Chath

Travel Tips Canadas Border Services Agency CBSA is located at Canadian entry points to serve visitors to Canada and Canadians. Canada Border Services Agency officers are at the border to ensure that people entering Canada respect Canadian laws. Their goal is to facilitate the entry of legitimate travellers as quickly as possible. You will be asked for a passport and a valid Visa, if one is necessary. If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need a passport to enter Canada. however,

RIDGETOWN Fresh food. Friendly neighbours 32 MAIN STREET EAST, RIDGETOWN WWW.FOODLAND.CA 5196745270 STORE SERVICES CARRY OUT PARTY PLATTERS CUSTOM CUT MEATS SPECIALTY CAKES FRESH CUT FRUIT SALADS HOT FOODS GRAB GO SECTION DELIVERY SERVICE SENIOR DISCOUNTS GLUTEN FREE SECTION INTERAC VISA MASTERCARD CARPET CLEANER RENTALS GIFT CARD MALL GRAB GO COCOA CANYON CANDY SWEET TREATS FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL YOU TOO WE DELIVER A minimum 40.00 purchase applies. DELIVERY CHARGES In town

The Mary Webb Centre A Cultural and Community Centre 87 Main Street West, Highgate Live, professional music for all tastes Acoustics like no other Be up close personal with the performer. All within a breathtaking heritage site. Historical exhibits Unique and local lore. Fine art displays By respected local artists. Community events Always changing, always fun For further info and upcoming events marywebbcentre.ca Find us on CRA Charitable Registration Number 82179 0201 RR001 For tickets

Celebrate the triumph of the human spirit Visit Uncle Toms Cabin Historic Site and discover the achievements of Josiah Henson Uncle Tom through interactive exhibits, period artifacts and an interpretive video. Hensons dramatic escape from American slavery sets the background for your discovery of the trials and triumphs of freedom seekers on Canadian soil. Join us for our annual Emancipation Day Celebration on August 4, 2012 Open annually Victoria Day weekend to the end of October Tuesday to Sat

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