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Winter Wonder in Chatham-Kent

Winter in Chatham-Kent means plenty of family-friendly, romantic or even guys and girls getaways with seasonal activities to enjoy! If you are visiting before Christmas, check out our Holidays in CK page for great ideas on what not to miss. 

Winter Wellness 

Why not grab your favourite pals and reconnect this winter. With great spots like TJ Stables to enjoy winter horse back riding or take in their exclusive Spirit Horse Encounter, you'll definitely find time to unwind and reconnect with nature in a way you've never imagined. 

If being inside and cozy is more your thing, we highly recommend a stay with friends at our renowned boutique hotel, Retro Suites Hotel, combined with a bit of creativity. This winter they've teamed up with Dare to Declare  where you will also create your own vision board. Make those dreams (visions) a reality, as you walk through this unique program. 

Looking for something more rustic but with modern and chiq flair? Why not book a night or two at Willow Barrel Retreat in Erieau. Take a break from a fast-paced city experience and enjoy the luxurious amenities of their unique cottages. With winding trails for walking or even snowshowing, and boutique shopping in the nearby town of Blenheim, just minutes away, there is so much to take in! 

Outdoor Enthusiasts & Roadtripping 

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 with many offerings on on Bakery Trail

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.


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.

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