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Ice fisher on Mitchell's Bay
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Winter in CK

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It's winter in Chatham-Kent and there are plenty of family-friendly and seasonal activities that you can enjoy! Take a drive and explore all of the natural wonders that Chatham-Kent has to offer. You can try your hand at ice fishing at one of our many local spots like Mitchell's Bay or Rondeau Bay. We've even seen some brave souls on Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, and the Thames River. Just be sure the ice is safe first! When the weather is right, you can also enjoy outdoor ice skating or a family game of pickup hockey on the ice. 

For those that love to take in the natural wonders of the winter season, find new places to explore like trails, parks, and conservation areas! Some local favourites include Mud Creek in Chatham, Rondeau and Wheatley Provincial Parks, and CM Wilson Conservation area! There are also plenty of birding and hunting opportunities in the winter season.

After spending the day outside, warm up with a trip to one of the many bakeries and coffee shops in Chatham-Kent! Notable stops on our Bakery Trail include Maple City Bakery in Chatham, Charlie's Café in Blenheim, and Lil Hil's Coffee Shop in Wheatley. While on your drive, take a moment to stop and enjoy some of the beautiful local barn quilts located throughout Chatham-Kent. These barn quilts are large painted replicas of fabric quilt blocks installed on barns or mounted posts in public places that highlight the history of our local community.

Take-out is a great option to support CK's independent, locally owned and operated restaurants from the comfort of your own home. Some places even offer delivery, so be sure to ask. We've created a comprehensive list of take-out options that are available in each community. Whether you're looking for pizza, burgers, international cuisine, or fine dining you can always find a delicious meal from a local business. Check out our Take-Out in CK page to learn more! Some restaurants have altered or reduced hours, while some have closed completely until further notice, so we encourage you to call ahead to your chosen location for complete details. 

If you know of a locally owned and operated restaurant we are missing, email us and let us know so we can add it. 


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.