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Chatham Travel Guide

The Canadian city of Chatham, Ontario, has a diverse array of rich agricultural lands and a bustling urban centre. Home to some of the best fishing and bird watching in North America, Chatham offers rare species of migrating birds and trophy-size fish. Two provincial parks and conservation areas provide exceptional viewing opportunities for birdwatchers, and two Great Lakes and several tributaries offer great angling and hunting experiences. These bodies of water also offer miles of sandy beach, making Chatham and the surrounding area an exceptional tourist destination.

Relax on a warm beach, try your luck at some gaming action or leisurely explore quaint towns and rural landscapes. Attractions in Chatham include an indoor amusement park and a conservation area offering swimming and canoeing. Four golf courses are located just outside the city.

As Canada's Classic Car Capital, Chatham-Kent is home to the RM Classic Car Exhibit, showcasing one of North America's finest collections of classic and antique vehicles. Chatham is also one of the stops on the African Canadian Heritage Tour, being a terminus of the Underground Railway and allowing 5,000 fugitive slaves to escape to freedom in Canada between 1850 – 1861.

Chatham-Kent is situated just off Highway, connecting Montreal, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and Windsor, Ontario; and Detroit, Michigan via the Ambassador Bridge. Blenheim, Chatham and Wallaceburg are linked with Sarnia, Ontario and the Blue Water Bridge to the United States by Highway 40.

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Chatham Railroad Museum, Chatham
Chatham Railroad Museum

Travel back in time to the age of steam.

Chatham Capitol Theatre Association, Chatham
Chatham Capitol Theatre Association

The Capitol will host a variety of national and international theatre performances, concerts, and special events

(Concert/Performance, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theatres)
Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, Chatham
Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society

Local historian and author Mrs. Gwen Robinson gives an informative and well-researched account of this area's prominent black figures and...

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