Welcome to our beautiful trail: The Howard Watson Trail runs from Sarnia to Camlachie. It is a multi-use, non-motorised trail, 16 km in length. Until 1967, it was a rail line owned by CN Rail. And from 1967 to 1982 it lay unused until a forward thinking Councillor by the name of Howard Watson approached Lambton Wildlife Inc (LWI) querying whether there would be interest in the land as a potential hiking trail. Several months ensued of back and forth between parties opposed to the idea and proponents of a trail. After much debating and extraordinary effort by many individuals, we now enjoy the current day natural trail known as The Howard Watson Trail.
Bluewater Trails Committee, the caretakers of the trail, was formed in 1999. Its job is to oversee trails throughout Lambton County, including The Howard Watson Trail. This committee is run by volunteers with representation by City Council (Mike Kelch) and two city staff.