Enjoy a beautiful riding experience along the side of the St. Clair River when you visit the Township of St. Clair. The riverside riding stretches over 35km from the Johnson Channel north to the city of Sarnia, passing thorugh five towns and villages. Here the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is co-designated as the St. Clair River Trail and it offers bicyclists wide paved roads with dedicated bike lanes as well as some off road paths for bicyclists and walkers alike to enjoy. The sights and sounds of this riverside community are complemented by quaint cottages, waterfront parks, picnic areas, parking and washroom facilities.
The towns of Sombra and Port Lambton boast a fascinating history, with associations to the Underground Railroad and Al Capone’s bootlegging operation during Prohibition in the United States. In the Sombra Museum Cultural Centre and Moore Museum, visitors can get a real sense of the rich and fascinating history of the area, dating back to the 18th century.
For a fascinating day trip, ride to the Oil Museum of Canada, one kilometre south of the village of Oil Springs, the site of North America’s first oil rush and commercial oil well.
Grab a bite in Port Lambton, Sombra and Corunna–all have a nice variety of eat in and take out options.
Campgrounds: Mooretown, Cathcart Park and Branton Cundick Campgrounds all offer riverside views on or near to the Trail.
Ferry Connection to USA: Take the Ferry from Sombra, Canada to Marine City, Michigan. Cyclists can make an international loop using the ferries at Sombra/Marine City and Walpole and Algonac. On the US side of the St. Clair River you’ll be travelling on the Bay to Bridge Trail. The US route between Marine City and Algonac uses County Rd 29/River Rd. On the Canadian side, you’ll be on the Waterfront Trail. The ferries do not have a set schedule but leave regularly. Modest fee is charged.