Your drive along Highway 2, otherwise known as Longwoods Road, in Chatham-Kent features more than just rich agricultural landscapes - rich history is ever-present. From the Tecumseh Monument to the mouth of the Thames River at Lighthouse Cove, you will be greeted with barn quilts dotting both sides of this rural stretch of road. The Thames River Barn Quilt Trail connects to the Longwoods trail at the Tecumseh monument -
Shooting Star. You can take in just a few quilts in the trail, starting with a picnic lunch at the Tecumseh Monument, leisurely making your way west, or plan to admire all 30 barn quilts starting from either end of the trail.
Your route follows the Thames River, all the way to the mouth of the Thames in Lake St. Clair. This ambitious community project tells the stories of the settlement of Chatham-Kent and was spearheaded by the Chatham Quilter's Guild. Copies of the Thames River Barn Quilt Trail book are available at The Quilting Studio and seasonally at Crazy 8 Barn in Morpeth.