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Day on the Road

Chatham-Kent is big. Like, really big. 

At 2,500 square kilometre, we're half the size of the entire province of PEI, so there are lots of roads to travel! Wide open roads, interesting sites at every turn, and an array of food options and picnic spots in CK for on-the-go snacking! 


Our top 11 iconic driving routes include...

1. Barn Quilt Trails – with three routes to choose from, how many quilts can you see in one day?

2. Tecumseh Parkway – taking you from one end of CK to the other, tracing the War of 1812.

3. Talbot Trail / Highway 3 – running parallel to the north shore of Lake Erie, starting at Clearville in the north and running to Wheatley in the south, this route offers lake vistas and lots of opportunities for shopping and dining.

4. Longwoods Road / Highway 2. 87.7 km of the highway run through CK, tracking the Thames River and taking you from Tilbury to Thamesville (and a little beyond).

5. Shore to Shore – from Lake Erie (Erieau) to Lake St Clair (Mitchell's Bay). 

6. Sun up, to sun down (Wheatley to Wallaceburg), this route takes you through small towns and villages (detour to Dresden on your way) and lets you track the sun's path.

7. Chatham's Round the River Trail is a circular route around the Thames River in Chatham - start at Parry Bridge (Enbridge Gas Head Office), cross Prairie Siding Bridge and back to Parry.

8. French Heritage – From Tilbury/Jeanettes Creek to Pain Court (est. 1854) and onwards to Grande Pointe / Mitchell's Bay – check out the Franco-Ontarian communities along the way.

9. Run the Ridge on County Road 19 – from Ridgetown to Blenheim and one quaint village to another, this route offers great views and great downtown shopping options.

10. Drive for Food & Snacks – drive our Bakery Trail, Ice Cream spots, or Patios and sample delights along the way.

11. Farm Stand Stock-Up – drive around CK to stock up on locally grown, fresh-from-the-farm products. This really is Buy Local, Buy Fresh at its finest.


Why not extend your stay and take advantage of one of our many hotels or bed and breakfast locations?

We've outlined just some of the things to do when you #VisitCK, but be sure to come and discover 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!  


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