Bike Routes

Off-Street Multi Use Paths

The Howard Watson Nature Trail is a 16 km fine-gravel surface (in most sections) that is compatible for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. In 2019, a paved section connecting the trail from the London Road crossing to Lambton College was completed, including a controlled crossing at Finch Ave.

Off road paths in Canatara Park are made up of natural surface and asphalt. The asphalt surface’s of Canatara Park are linked with paths in the Village of Point Edward and are suitable for roller-blades, wheel chairs, bicycles and hikers.

Paths on the Sarnia Bay waterfront and in Centennial Park are asphalt and suitable for roller-blades, wheel chairs, bicycles and hikers. 

On-Street Bike Routes

The Bluewater Trails Committee is working with City and County officials to encourage the development of on-street bicycle paths .

The Bluewater Trails Committee encourages all on-street cyclists to be cautious of the many dangers present when cycling near motor vehicle traffic.

On-street bike routes indicate streets that have medium to lower traffic levels.

On-Street Cautionary Bike Routes indicate streets that impose a greater degree of risk for various reasons.

New Look for Website

Welcome to our refreshed website, designed for easier use with mobile devices. We will be making small adjustments here and there for a couple weeks to get everything just right.

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Howard Watson Trail connects to Lambton College

Sarnia Council, at it\’s sept. 9/19 meeting, approved a side-extension of the Howard Watson Trail that passes across Finch Drive and lead directly into the campus of Lambton College. The Committee is funding 20% of the $278,000 cost, with another $30,000 coming from Lambton College and a provincial grant covering the rest. Cope Construction did

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Ecological Significance of the Howard Watson Nature Trail

The Howard Watson Nature Trail (HWNT) is a remnant prairie, a habitat-type that at one time covered much of southern Ontario. Temperate grasslands and savannahs are among the most endangered ecosystems worldwide. In Ontario, less than 0.5% of the historic prairie and savannah areas remain. Because these ecosystems are so rare, many of the species

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Resurfacing the Howard Watson Trail (watch video)

Watch a 2-minute video showing the resurfacing in action! Click on link below:   (above) The city, in concert with the Bluewater Trails Committee, is working to widen and smoothen portions of the Howard Watson trail. Here, just west of the Blackwell Road gateway, a work crew painstakingly applies fine screenings onto the trail. This

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