Background of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail in Lake Huron
The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail came to communities between Sarnia and Tobermory in two phases. Work on the Trail began as part of a greater expansion initiative connecting 16 communities between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Grand Bend, achieving connectivity in 2013. The second phase continued the connection north in 2018 with funding from the (then) Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport along the shores of Lake Huron to Tobermory and Manitoulin Island to Espanola and along Georgian Bay to Collingwood connecting a further 22 local and regional Municipalties and First Nations.
This all part of a historic link joining together the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail in Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario via the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry.