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If you are planning a weekend road trip this summer, be sure to head west! A short drive along Highway 401 towards the shores of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River brings you to Sarnia-Lambton, and a weekend of amazing discoveries. Explore, indulge and enjoy beautiful natural scenery, tropical blue waterfronts, picture-perfect sunsets, and freshly prepared, locally sourced cuisine. With so many things to see and do, it may be hard to know where to begin, so add these essential Sarnia-Lambton locations to your perfect weekend getaway ‘close to home.’

TOP BEACHES

Hundreds of kilometres of pristine coastline along Lake Huron and the St. Clair River means that when you reach Sarnia-Lambton, you will quickly discover the perfect beach spot to dip your toes in the water, hit the waves, or soak up the sun. Canatara Beach in Sarnia and the Grand Bend Beach in Lambton Shores are two famous locations with Blue Flag Beach status, meaning they are the cleanest and safest beaches to visit in Canada.

If your perfect weekend getaway includes finding a new hidden gem to explore at your leisure, then set up an umbrella and lawn chair for an afternoon at the Ipperwash Beach in Lambton Shores. If adventure and activity are on your ‘must-have’ weekend checklist, then get out on the water with kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals just steps away from Bright’s Grove Beach in Sarnia.

NATURE TRAILS

A quick stroll through the Pinery Provincial Park Trails or Rock Glen Conservation Area, and you will be in awe at the natural beauty found in Sarnia-Lambton. With dense forests and winding trails, a day of hiking and exploring in the great outdoors is a perfect road trip activity. Be sure to take time to visit the Rock Glen Waterfall (at Rock Glen Conservation Area) for a perfect selfie to commemorate the visit.

FRESH & LOCAL

Nothing tops a perfect staycation close to home better than indulging in fresh and locally prepared food and drink. Pick up Sarnia-Lambton’s ‘Cheers to the Coast Map’ and explore the 14 local beer, wine and cider producers throughout Sarnia-Lambton. Or stop at the Village of Point Edward, grab some world-famous ‘bridge fries’ and walk along the coastline with the Blue Water Bridges in the backdrop.

Whether your perfect weekend staycation is one of adventure, exploring, or relaxing and recharging, Sarnia-Lambton is the ideal place ‘close to home.’

Learn more and plan your perfect weekend in Sarnia-Lambton today: ontbluecoast.com

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