25 Jul My Happy Place – Living, Loving, Local
I love the Blue Water Bridges! Whether you take a drive and park, or go for a nice walk or bike ride along the shore, it just feels good taking in that fresh air off the lake! We live in Point Edward and have for 21 years now. My daughter is a true Point Edwardian. My husband was born in PEI and myself, Sarnia born and raised. But one thing we have in common is our love for the area, and that it is FREE for everyone to enjoy! That really is the feeling you get – freedom! Sometimes we go for a walk really early in the morning with our dog Baylee. The air is crisp and everything is quiet. Often on the weekends, we go for a walk and run into someone we know and have a little visit. Luckily, Baylee loves other dogs because it is hard to go a few feet without meeting a dog and their owner. Lots of Golden Doodles right now! As well as many other different mixes of dogs. Baylee is partial to blondes, lol. My mom got a Mini Golden Doodle last fall, Weezee is often with us because she is always in need of a little exercise.
I was surprised to learn that not everyone knows about the paved Waterfront Trail that runs along the north of Point Edward from the bridges to Canatara Park. You can park at either end and go for such a nice walk! I thought everyone knew about it!
You can start at either the beach parking lot or the lot at the animal farm and walk right down the paved path alongside the Sarnia Yacht Club that leads to the bridges where you can grab some fries at Albert’s or one of the other chip trucks. From there you can venture past the casino or stop in for a meal or a drink. Or Wednesday to Saturday, hit Purdy’s for some fresh fish and chips.
If you’re feeling real adventurous, take a leisurely walk down Venetian Blvd. and in minutes you’re at Centennial Park where there is often something going on or lots of ‘people watching’ at the very least. Great restaurants to try are Paddy Flaherty’s, a new restaurant and brewery called Big Family Brewing Company, and Dockside – all very nice places to eat and drink – all with a great view of the Sarnia Bay!
On the way back you may be thinking you would like something sweet. You can try Suzie’s Ice Cream or the famous, Ice Cream Galore. Check out the restaurants and shops along the main street in Point Edward – Salvatore’s and Los Puntos Cantina to eat, and to shop, Kind Décor, Buttons & Bows, Great Lakes Bicycle Company, Sharkskin, Rustic Gate, BrewBakers, Twin Bridge Lighting, Manley’s, The Cheese Wedge and new to Point Edward, Bean Stock and Ruckess.
There’s so much to do and see, and best of all lots of friendly faces!
If you’re taking it to go, don’t think about leaving The Point without a visit to Sarnia Produce for everything fresh, Davy Jones for their BBQ ready meats and Cassie’s Cottage for some treats. Still hungry, try Red & Ko, Sitara and Marcin Bowl!
Get acquainted with our local businesses and enjoy a beautiful leisurely day at the water’s edge.
People are attracted to our area for good reason, we are a community filled with good people, supportive businesses and located on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River – we as a community are a ‘breath of fresh air’!
Get acquainted with our local businesses! Our communities are filled with fabulous dining establishments, welcoming retail shops and an abundance of services right at your fingertips. You can explore unique shops and restaurants by taking a cruise by car, boat or bike down the St. Clair Parkway – alongside the beautiful St. Clair River. Visit the sites under the Bluewater Bridges – breathe in the fresh air, watch the boats, eat some bridge fries and ice cream and walk the waterfront and main street shops of Downtown Sarnia! It is worth the drive to jump in the car and visit some of our small towns that have big, welcoming hearts – Forest, Wyoming, Petrolia and Watford. Set your sites on becoming patrons and getting to know the faces behind the fabulous local businesses in our Sarnia-Lambton communities.
There is an endless list of must do’s to experience and enjoy right here in Sarnia-Lambton. Everything you need for a healthy, well-rounded way of life!
You should give it a try!
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