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Family Fun Activities
With many vacation destinations, it’s hard to find attractions the entire family can enjoy. That’s not the case with Lambton County. The Blue Coast area is packed with coastal scenery, parks, and other attractions. Of course, not all visitors like the same types of activities, but there are so many options available in the Sarnia area there’s bound to be something everyone can enjoy. The Stones ‘N Bones Museum is a great example of fun way the entire family can spend a day.
For a unique adventure, consider the Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center or the Neutral Zone Paintball Park, which are all a pleasure to experience. For less-adventurous outings, the Children’s Animal Farm or the Sunset Mini Golf center are certainly worth taking in.
Farmer Markets and Stands
Most everyone enjoys visiting local farmers’ markets. In addition to finding great fresh produce and fruit, there are always crafts and delightful food available. If you’re interested in enjoying time in that type of environment, there are several markets in Sarnia to explore.
– The Sarnia Farmers’ Market, located at 110 Proctor Street, is a must-see for locals and visitors. There is an amazing collection of produce and fresh meat products available.
– The Downtown Farmers & Artisan Market can be found at 140 Christina St. N. in Sarnia. In addition to the fresh fruits and vegetables, shoppers can order fresh fruit smoothies, kombucha drinks, or delightful ice cream, cakes, and cookies.
Gaming and Entertainment
If slots and gaming machines are your thing, Sarnia has what you’re looking for. There are two casinos in the Sarnia and Lambton County areas. The largest is Gateway Casinos Sarnia. With over 22,000 square feet, the venue offers 150 gaming machines and a restaurant to make sure you don’t get hungry. The second casino to consider is Sarina Bingo Country. While not as large as the Gateway, the facility offers the bingo games that everyone loves. Check out their website to find more information about scheduled events.
Other nearby gaming and entertainment attractions to explore are Jackpot City, the Starlight Casino, and Hiawatha Horse Park. For a less-common experience, try Valley Axe or Chachi’s Axe Throwing Field.
Parks and Trails
The Lambton County area is rich in parks and trails everyone can enjoy. Canatara Park, for example, is on the shores of Lake Huron and offers fun activities for everyone in the family. Looking for a restful day at the beach? At Canatara Park, you can swim, picnic, or simply rest and listen to the water.
Love biking or hiking? The trail system makes it easy to enjoy those sports where you can share your hobby with others or just take in the scenery and enjoy the day. Since there is no fee to enter Canatara Park, you can enjoy the many activities available as often as you want to without worrying about stretching your trip budget thin. Other nearby attractions include Bayshore Park, Germain Park, and the Wawanosh Wetland Conservation Area. Remember, the Wawanosh Wetland Conservation Area is devoted to providing a great opportunity to observe local native flora and fauna.
Shops and Boutiques
It’s always fun to visit local shops that offer regional merchandise and other unique items. Sarnia and Lambton County certainly has a number of shops and boutiques that provide a large range of products that will make your trip or long-term visit memorable. You can find these smaller shops all across the county, in Sarnia and also the downtown area.
For some real fun (and good deals!), visit Forest Glen Herb Farm and B&B, Made Collective, Ingonish Trading Co., as well as specialty shops like Archie’s Surf Shop, The Bicycle Shop, and Dale’s Antique Market. Be on the look out for new shops and boutiques as well. The area is known for it's creative local residents hosting commercial park events and building unique small businesses with products to purchase.
If you’re looking for wonderful ways to relax and forget about life’s pressures, why not use a little of your time in Lambton County to take care of yourself? The area’s spas are dedicated to making your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Lakeside Spa at Oakwood Resort, for example, offers just about every type of service anyone would expect from the best spas in the world. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage therapy, reflexology, and a host of other relaxation strategies are always available.
At Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa, visitors can take advantage of number of relaxation and rejuvenation services. Healing body massage, body therapy, skin care, and other options make it easier for visitors to find a level of serenity that’s hard to duplicate. Of course, there are other spas available in the area, so it pays to explore your options to find the one that best fits your needs.
Since not everyone drives to the Blue Coast, it’s important to know a little about the various options visitors have for getting to the area and moving around once they’re here. While it’s not a large facility, the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport provides a great way to access the region.
If you’re flying into Detroit, the Detroit Metro Shuttle Service provides ground transportation between Detroit Metropolitan and Flint Airports and Sarnia. The service provides door-to-door pick-up service and has the ability to get through the border checkpoints quickly and efficiently. Rail passengers can also access Sarnia, although the station is not manned. Local transportation in Sarnia is available from a number of providers. Smackwater Jack’s Shuttle and That Girl Taxi are commonly recommended and provide a number of services dedicated to making your visit to the area more enjoyable.