As a single tier municipality, Chatham-Kent has many places which are worth visiting. Tourism is one of the industries of the area but the city is not famously known. There are 6 areas in total where the rural population of the municipality resides. The current form of Chatham-Kent came into being in 1998 when some areas of the Kent County were added to it. It is the 53rd largest county with respect to the population and it is highly recommended by the locals if quiet and peaceful vacations are to be spent. It is the 12th largest municipality with respect to area and the largest one in southwestern Ontario.
It is one of the most visited places in the area. Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake among the Great Lakes of North America. The best part of this lake is that it is situated on the international boundary of the USA and Canada. People from both sides make sure that they enjoy at this point to their fullest. It is also the 11th largest lake in the with respect to the surface area. The lake is closely associated with the Niagara River so there are many picnic spots which are located nearby. In recent years there have been some problems with the lake due to overfishing and pollution. The government is taking measures to curb the problems.
Lake St. Clair
As a freshwater lake, this one is regarded as one of the safest points where you will not get into any kind of health issues. The best part of the lake is that it allows the people of the surroundings to take water as the quality is highly regarded. It is a place recommended to families as the interaction with the others is not frequent. The lake had in past some water-related problems which caused health troubles. After such an incident, the water was tested and it was cleared from the issues. However, after this incident, the water quality is being monitored closely.
Point Pelee National Park
It is the most visited picnic point which is located near Lake Erie. It is the southernmost part of the Canada mainland and is known for its natural peninsula. The best part of the national park is the calm and quietness which it offers to its visitors. The climate, however, might not suit many as it is very humid and therefore highly dense. There is also a shuttle service which makes sure that the visitors take a look at the remote parts of the area. The boardwalk is another important aspect of this place.
Algonac State Park
Spread over 1000 acres of land this is a spot which is always full of people from all over the area. Fishing is the main attraction and people often come here to spend quality time. The best part of the park is the hiking and cross-country skiing. It is worth noting that about 83% of the total area of the park is undeveloped but still it can be explored.
People of Wallaceburg love the feeling of joy and happiness and therefore there are many events which take place here. These events are generally for everyone and some are limited to kids and families. The events which take place here are the ones which foster the element of love care and perfection. The best part of the events which take place here is the uniformity which the people of Wallaceburg show. It is highly recommended to all the tourists to take part in these events to make their journeys a lifelong memory. Some of the events are annual and others take place as per the community calendar which is published by the local government.
Juried Art Exhibition
Art and the scope of it are unlimited. It is the theme of the event which is subjected. This child and the family based event is open for all and make sure that the best talent is brought forward. The best part of the event is the fact that it allows the people to participate willingly and present their ideas which are art related. The children can also take help of their parents to get the best end product. The idea of art should be embedded within the presentations and this is something that is highly regarded. The jury then decides the winner. It is a single day event which takes place annually.
Music by the River
The aspiring musicians of the community join hands to bring this fun-filled event which is managed by the local community. Library Park in Wallaceburg is the main destination of the program and the second part of it is the summer concert series. The best part of the event is that it continues through the end of August each year where a series of concerts are arranged in different venues. The musicians and the general public are invited to the program and it is free to all. In 2018 the last concert of the series will happen on 14th August. The musicians are also advised to share ideas about what they have developed as it is a very large stage for them.
3 Rivers Roll Event
If you are a cyclist then this event is for you to take part in. The cyclists from all over the community travel the community and its suburbs with a very slow pace to create health awareness. During the 13 km route, the cyclists also make sure that they stop at various points to dine. The bicycles are also decorated to make them more attractive. It is one of the oldest events of the community and celebrated by all.
Claire River Run
It is a race the proceedings of which go to the maintenance of the St. Claire River trail. It is one of the best ways to show your running talent. At the start of the race, adults run which is immediately followed by the children race. You need to get yourself registered before the race to get a T-Shirt and finishing medal.