Chatham-Kent has some of the richest land in Canada. Our location, often referred to as the Banana Belt of Southwestern Ontario is the perfect location for growing produce of a wide variety and fruit and berries of every kind imaginable.
Restaurant owners and their chefs are in their glory with the bountiful harvest of the area. The slogan often heard is ' buy local, buy fresh' and patrons appreciate the favourful taste. There are several European inspired restaurants as well traditional area cuisine to enjoy. Those establishments especially, take advantage of the large fishing community in Chatham-Kent with their wonderful local perch and pickeral dinners.
The Lighthouse Restaurant located on Lake St Clair and the mouth of the Thames River, Lighthouse Cove, is just such a place. Our family has enjoyed many wonderful meals enjoying the view of of Lake St. Clair and the boat traffic that constantly goes by the expansive windows. In the summer there is a patio with entertainment for your enjoyment. Another popular fresh fish restaurant that should be a must on your list to visit is Molly and OJ's in the quaint little Village of Erieau on Lake Erie. Erieau boasts world class fishing with their catches of walleye, salmon, perch, rainbow trout and more.The latest addition to erieau is the Bayside Brewery which is located on Rondeau Bay. Their siganture beer Long Pond is named after a favorite fishing hole. The brewery has an indoor and outdoor patio restaurant overlooking the bay and uses Chathm-Kent products where possible, namely the honey used in their Honey Ale.
If you enjoy waterfront dining you can enjoy a memorable meal at Casa Bella on the Thames River on Riverview Line in Chatham or Mama Maria's in Historic Downtown Chatham.There are several other spectacular restaurants in CHATHAM-KENT.One that is our favorite is Churrascaria Breakfast Grille on Grand Ave East in Chatham. We have never been disappointed, truly 'Fine Dining' and the presentation is spectacular! I have only mentioned a few. Go to CHATHAM-KENT'S WEBSITE for more information'
You can also enjoy a pleasant day visiting the Wineries in the area. There are several. One you will definitely want to put on your list is Smith and Wilson Estate Wines. This is a third generation century farm with 50 acres of the finest vineyards. Visitors can sample some of their small batch exceptional quality vintages while enjoying the stunning scenery.
Have I peaked your interest? I hope so. We in Chatham-Kent are proud if what we have to offer residents and visitors alike. If you would like more information on events, happening or Real Estate for sale visit www.wayneliddy.com Call Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage to help you discover the Real Estate Treasures of this wonderful Community. Our Motto for Chatham-Kent is ' IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR!
Several Chatham-Kent Events This Civic Weekend July 31- August 4/2014
Several Events in Chatham-Kent this Civic Weekend July 31-August 4/2014
The Annual Boothill Country Jamboree July 31- August 4 held near Clacken, just outside of Chatham-Kent has become one of the Biggest Country Music Festivals in South Western Ontario. In its 6th successful year, the Jamboree offers 5 days of camping, 3 days and 4 nights of Country Music featuring some of the Top Country Music Stars.This year's lne-up includes Sawyer Brown, Doc Walker, Shanandoah. Lisa Brokop, Small Town Pistols and man more Artists, a total of 20, who will Entertain for the weekend.There will be Red Neck Games, Kareoke, Beach Volleyball and even prizes for the Best Decorated Campsite and Cooler/Wagon.
This Summer Country Festival was the dream of one man and his family and has grown into an event that attracts visitors from all over the country. Another example of what we in Chatham-Kent have to offer right in our own backyard.
Visit their websitefor more details on this exciting weekend and make plans to attend the whole weekend or one day.
Art On the Boulevard is taking place Saturday August 2 in the Quaint Lake Erie Village of Erieau with live artist demonstations. Beginning at 9 A.M. Paul Danielski, a talented chainsaw sculptor will start his demonstation. Adam Frazee, a professional stained glass craftsmen will give his demonstation at 10 A.M. -11:30 A.M. and from 1-2:30 P.M. Linda Leigh of the Cracked Pot Studio will be showing how she crafts her work. Lots to see and do. While you are in the village visit the local Bayside Brewery overlooking Rondeau Bay with their great ales and delicious food or Molly and Oj's for some great local perch or pickeral, always a favorite!
Wheatley, the Freshwater Fish Capitol of the World is celebrating their Annual Fish Festival this weekend starting friday night August 1st. Wheatley is all about commercial and sport fishing with a large number of people involved with the Commercial fishing Industry from the fishermen on the boats to the many related industries. The festival is a 30 year tradition in this community and one, residents and visitors alike look forward to each year. One of the highlights of the weekend is the Ghost Festival Parade which takes place Sunday at 10 P.M. Everyone wears Pajamas and carries a candle or a flashlight. The parade was started in 1980 and is a real hit! For more information call 519-825-3360 or 519-825-4576.
For you History Buffs, as you know Chatham-Kent is one of the famous stops of the Underground Railway. Uncle Tom`s Cabin near Dresden is holding Emancipation Day on Saturday August 2 from 10-3 P.M.
These highlighted events are just a few of the many activities that can make your holiday weekend memorable. We have museums, parks, beaches, water sports and great resort areas to picnic and just relax. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Community . The ideal Location to live, work, raise a family. retire to, relocate to, visit or purchase a vacation property. Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal Le Page Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs and visit my website for events, happening and choice properties for sale in this ideal lcoation.
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