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Best Parks and Trails
in Sarnia Ontario, Lambton-County
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Parks and Trails in Lambton County
Blackwell Park Pickleball Hub
6 new courts with fencing, and a shaded picnic pavilion for people waiting to play. Drop-in, or call the City of Sarnia to reserve a court. Other amenities include a picnic shelter, parking lot improvements and landscaping at the former tennis courts. Pickleball lines have been added to tennis courts at Germain, Linden and Cathcart parks, but as the sport’s popularity has grown so has the need for courts dedicated solely to pickleball.
Address: 6230 Blackwell Side Rd. Sarnia, ON, Canada
Phone: Not Available
Terry Fox Park
This small park located on the corner of Mitton Street and London Road is described as a resting place. The beautiful floral area with gazebo is a wonderful remembrance to Terry Fox, a Canadian hero who died in 1981. Sarnia, along with communities all over Canada, holds a Terry Fox Run for cancer treatment and research each fall.
Address: 284 London Road, Sarnia, ON N7T 4W1, Canada
Pauline McGibbon Park
McGibbon Park is located on College Street and is home to the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre which was the former Lochiel Street Elementary School. The park was named after Pauline McGibbon, a Sarnia native who became the first lieutenant governor in the Commonwealth.
Address:180 College Ave N, Sarnia, ON N7T 7X2, Canada
Phone: Not Available
College Avenue Garden
Originally, Maude Hanna rented the garden to the Society for a dollar a year and then in 1946, upon her death, the garden was bequeathed to the Society. In the early years, a greenhouse and a fish pond were located at the garden. The garden is recognized as an historical site and winner of the 2010 Community Excellence award from Communities in Bloom.
Address: 231 College Avenue North, Sarnia, ON N7T 6B5, Canada
Cathcart Park Campground
Access to the St. Clair River Trail. Cathcart Campground opens early May – middle October. Park area open year round. Pavilion rental available on Campground property and available for rentals during campground open season. This facility is managed by the Mooretown Sports Complex.
Address: 2959 St. Clair Parkway Sombra ON N0P 2H0 Canada
A.W. Campbell Conservation Area
Trails criss-cross through the A.W. Campbell Conservation Area taking you through a deciduous forest and floodplain. Over 8 km of trails leads you along Morrough Creek and includes a host of wildflowers and interesting tree species such as the blue ash.
Address: 8477 Shiloh LINE Alvinston ON N0N 1A0
Pinery Provincial Park
Excellent year-round outdoor recreation in 21 square kilometres of rare forests and rolling dunes. Enjoy 10 walking trails, a 14 km bike trail that winds through the park and 38 kms of groomed ski trails.
Address: 9526 Lakeshore Road, Grand Bend N0M 1T0
Moore Habitat Management Area
The Moore Habitat Management Area includes an experimental tall grass, prairie site, floodplain forest, upland forest and open/shrub areas. This area is prime upland bird habitat. Four km of trails crisscross this diverse park.
Address: 1616-1744 Bickford Line, St. Clair Township, ON
Lorne C. Henderson Conservation
The Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area is a birders delight. Over 5 km of nature trails wind through a variety of habitats including grasslands, floodplain and upland forest and along wildlife ponds.
Address: 3653 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Wawanosh Wetlands Conservation
This beautiful natural area containing 100 acres boasts inviting walking trails, picnic areas, a pond for ducks and geese, and a memorial forest. There are 2.5 km of trails in this natural habitat area that is open year-round and managed by the St. Clair Conservation Authority.
Address: 6013 Blackwell Side Rd, Sarnia, ON N7X, Canada
McKeough Conservation Area
A 3 km trail winds through a forest just south of the McKeough Dam. This trail goes through a prime Carolinian Forest which supports a large population of the rare blue ash. The trail is located on Hoft Line immediately south of the dam.The floodway channel also provides a 7 km (one way) walk from the St. Clair River to the dam. This wildlife corridor has been planted with 100,000 trees over the last ten years.
Address: 940 Holt Line, Wilkesport, Ontario, Canada
Phone: Not Available
Perch Creek Habitat
The Perch Creek Habitat Management Area is owned by the County of Lambton and managed by the Conservation Authority. This 200 acre property includes floodplain and upland forest, hedgerows, open meadow and wetlands. Over 5 km of trails takes the hiker through a variety of habitats. The management area is located on Churchill Line just east of Blackwell Rd.
Address: 1892 Churchill Line, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Phone: Not Available
Rock Glen Conservation Area
Explore and experience Rock Glen for yourself. This Conservation Area is a unique ecosystem within the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority jurisdiction. The Museum is closed as of October 31st each year and gatehouse provides an envelope to pay, user pay system $4.00 per person for park admission and use.
Address: 8680 Rock Glen Rd, Arkona, ON N0M 1B0, Canada
A waterfront walkway developed in the heart of Ontario’s fastest growing tourism centre, the Bluewater Trail stretches from downtown Sarnia around to Sarnia Bay. A network of on-road and off-road multi-use trails linking the existing Howard Watson Nature Trail, the Waterfront Walkway and Canatara Park.
Address: 430 Front St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 7V4
Phone: Not Available
Howard Watson Nature Trail
This former railway right-of-way passes through a combination of urban and rural areas. The 16 km trail stretches through wooded ares and alongside ponds. An access to Lake Huron is available at Telfer Side Road. Visit their web site for full details.
Address: Howard Watson Nature Trail, Sarnia, ON
Phone: Not Availabe
Forest Walkway Trail
A 2.8 km asphalt walking and cycling trail linking Rotary Civic Square with the Esli Dodge Conservation Area.
Address: 88 Main Street, Forest, ON N0N 1J0
Grand Bend Rotary Nature Trail
A biking/hiking trail all the way from Grand Bend to the Pinery Provincial Park. A 9 km. trail extending from Pinery Provincial Park to Grand Bend alongside Highway 21. The trail winds through meadow wildflowers and lies between the Pinery Provincial Park and highway 21. Created and funded by the Grand Bend Rotary Club.
Address:9526 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
St. Clair River Trail
Enjoy the St. Clair River Trail stretching 16 km from LaSalle Line, north of Corunna, to Courtright along the scenic St. Clair River. Ongoing development will extend the trail south to Port Lambton connecting parks and picnic areas along the St. Clair Parkway.
Address:St Clair River Trail, Corunna, ON N0N 1G0, Canada
The Marthaville Habitat Management Area is owned by the County of Lambton and managed by the Conservation Authority. This demonstration for gravel pit rehabilitation includes wetlands, forest and tall grass prairie. A 3 km loop trail provides an excellent vantage point to watch the development of the site into a haven for wildlife.
Address: 4749 Marthaville Road, Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Located in the center of town this park features a cenotaph along with mature and young trees. The town’s historical plaque sits between two oil derricks in the southeast corner. Its attachment to Victorial Hall and the downtown allows resting shoppers, visitors to the V.P.P. and locals a beautiful place to take in the Victorial atmosphere.
Address: 4195 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, ON, Canada
Port Franks Trail System
The Port Franks Wetland and Forested Dunes Area of natural and scientific interest is a unique combination of ecosystems located along the Lake Huron shoreline. Sandy trails great for walking, bird watching, spotting wildlife.
Address: 9984 Northville Crescent, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0
Ausable River Cut Conservation
Excellent roadside picnic area for travellers. Formerly known as Thedford Conservation Area.
Address: 9984 Northville Crescent, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0, Canada
This beautiful waterfront park opened in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial. In the past the area along the St. Clair River was home to Sarnia’s early industry including sawmills, lumberyards, railroad, and shipping.
Address: 430 Front STREET NORTH Sarnia ON Canada
This enclosed park has for many years been a baseball park, located at Devine and Russell Streets. Numerous ball tournaments have been hosted here. In 2011, the Sarnia Braves Baseball Club, with funding from the city and a Trillium grant, upgraded the park.
Address: 610 Devine Street, Sarnia, ON, Canada
A lovely lakefront park with restroom facilities on-site. Lakefront Benches also available.
Address: 2759 Lakeshore Road, Sarnia, ON, Canada
MacKenzie (Alexander) Park
This is one of the many parks located along the walkway of the St. Clair River from Ferry Dock Hill to Centennial Park. A memorial to our second Prime Minister adorns the park and gardens. The Mackenzie family were early settlers in Sarnia and were carpenters and stone masons, several homes throughout the city still standing to this day were built by the Mackenzie family.
Address: 99 George Street, Sarnia, ON, Canada
Warwick Conservation Area
Warwick Conservation Area includes a short but very immersive 2 km trail. The Blue Flag Trail takes the hiker through a provincially significant wetland. Growing along the boardwalk are a number of uncommon wetland plants such as the Blue Flag. Warwick is located on County Rd. 22 at Warwick Village.
Address: 6101 Warwick Village Road, Watford, ON, Canada