Connected Parks

The Bluewater Trails system connects many of the areas most scenic parks

  • Rainbow Park has an asphalt multi-use path. If you travel north of Rainbow Park along the waterfront you will pass through Alexander McKenzie Park and Seaway Centre Park.
  • Bayshore Park has an asphalt multi-use path. A unique feature of this park is the MacPherson Fountain.
  • Centennial Park paths are asphalt and are suitable for roller-blades, wheel chairs, bicycles and hikers. Its 1.7 km of paved trail stretches from downtown, around to Sarnia Bay featuring interesting displays on local history and the Great Lakes, plus the Dow People Place Entertainment Centre, sports fields, dining, marinas, accommodation and more throughout the area. Heavily used during the summer for festivals and special events. A multi-use trail has been developed that connects the waterfront to Venetian Blvd/Point Edward Waterfront trails.
  • Point Edward Waterfront Park has asphalt pathways beneath the Bluewater Bridge. Connected by heavily used paths to Canatara Park. A unique feature of this park is the \”Souls Memorial\”.
  • Canatara Park has on and off road paths made up of natural surface and asphalt. The asphalt surfaces of Canatara Park are linked with paths in the Village of Point Edward and are suitable for roller-blades, wheel chairs, bicycles and hikers.
  • Norm Perry Park is primarily a sports field.
  • Germain Park is one pathway through a park used for soccer and baseball.
  • Wiltshire Park is connected to Howard Watson Trail.
  • Blackwell Trails Park Connected to the Howard Watson Nature Trail, Blackwell Trails Park is located on Blackwell Road between Modeland and Michigan roads in Sarnia. Covering the completely closed landfill is a 3-kilometer long trail system ideal for non-motorized biking, walking or jogging. Waste Management developed the park in consultation with neighbours adjoining the former landfill. The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority planted 10,000 trees across the site. As these trees mature the paths will find themselves meandering through the treed zones, along with open grassy areas, making for a relaxing stroll with some excellent views. At each end of the park is a re-naturalized wetland, which hosts a variety of waterfowl annually. Waste Management has proudly received certification of the park by the Wildlife Habitat Council. There are six entrances off the Howard Watson Nature Trail and three entrances, with parking, off Blackwell Road. Also on site is a 3.5 acre fully enclosed leash free zone for exercising dogs and a fully accessible playground located at the main entrance.
  • Cathcart Park is connected to Howard Watson Trail; Interpretative Center located to east.
  • Blackwell Park is primarily a sports park located on an on-street cautionary bike route to Wawanosh Wetlands.
  • Mike Weir Park offers access to Lake Huron off the Howard Watson Trail to beach – asphalt multi-use pathway.
  • Wildwood Park is a neighbourhood park along Lake Huron.
  • Kenwick Park is a neighbourhood park along Lake Huron.

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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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