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Summer in CK

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While we are in for another Summer in CK that is a bit different than others, that doesn't mean it can't be as exciting as you want it to be! Whether you are a couple, friends, family or want to explore shore to shore on your own, there is much to see and do in Chatham-Kent. 

Not sure where to start? We have some great day trip suggestions to follow or use as starters for your own day out in CK. Perhaps you are just looking to get out and enjoy a hot day in the sun at some cool ice cream spots in CK. A great day in CK is made even better when it involves good food. We have listed the many patio spots to choose from, where there are food options for even the pickiest of eaters. If outdoor picnics are more your style, you can enjoy takeout from one of our many restaurants. Get your food to go and enjoy the beauty of CK at any one of our parks and beaches or check out our list of picnic spots. Even if you want to take advantage of the many great restaurants who can prepare your picnic, we have that too! Check out our list of restaurants in CK who will be more than happy to assist.  

Summer is a great time to hit the beaches of Chatham-Kent, and we have long stretches of sandy shore just waiting for you. The seasonal beach bus is up and running, so take the Beach Bus and have someone else do the driving for you!  Water sports in CK are always popular, as our waterways are great for those who enjoy activities such as paddling, jet skiing, and fishing. With rental locations for kayaks and canoes, you don't even have to have your own rquipment to get on the water and enjoy a favourite summer pastime. 

As we start to see local boutiques begin to open, be sure to visit our many downtowns in CK. You'll find not only necessities to enjoy a summer day in CK, but unique gifts to bring home as a reminder of your trip or as a gift for someone else. 

Another great day out with the family starts and ends at Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo. Open seven days a week until Thanksgiving, you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals like tigers, lions, cougars, tropical birds and comical monkeys to name a few. Children of all ages are invited to cool off in the splash pad area at no additional cost. Just bring your bathing suit and towel! 

Finally, turn those long summer days into long summer nights, with our camping spots in CK! If sleeping in the great outdoors isn't quite for you, we have a great selection of hotels and bed & breakfast locations waiting for you to rest your head. 


We've outlined just some of the things to do when you #VisitCK, but be sure to come and discover CK on your own. Follow #SeeYouinCK on Facebook and Instagram for more great places to visit and ways to spend your days in Chatham-Kent.

We can't wait to #SeeYouinCK!   


COVID-19 Notice: Please check before you visit, as some sites and activities may not be fully operational. Continue to follow the advice of CK Public Health, maintain physical distancing, wear a mask, and follow all provincial COVID-19 guidelines.