Lambton County’s temperate climate means enjoying the outdoors year-round. Lake Huron and the St. Clair River are Lambton County’s natural highlights, offering residents and visitors countless opportunities to kayak, snorkel or scuba dive, boat, and fish during the warmer months. The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority actively manage a wide variety of attractions throughout Lambton County from serviced campgrounds to natural areas, trails, wetlands and forests for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
Lambton County and its municipalities also maintain several gorgeous trails and parks that are open to the public by foot or bike, many with waterside views along the way. During the winter months, break out your snowshoes or cross-country skis and enjoy the tranquil beauty of snowfall along these paths. Plan your next hike on the Lambton County Trails page.
Lambton County is also home to several renowned golf courses and resorts. A list of these courses can be found at the Ontario’s Blue Coast Golf page.
Lambton County is served by the Lambton Kent School District and St. Clair Catholic School District. Together, these districts serve over 34,000 elementary and secondary students in 80 schools. The Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest and the Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest (CSDÉCSO) oversee Lambton County’s French-speaking elementary and secondary education.
Lambton College is a leader in applied research, technology, health, international programming, social projects, and new sectors such as the bio industry and esports. The college offers career-focused programs, exceptional faculty and staff, and brand new, world-class facilities including the recently established Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies.
The Lambton County Library system provides services to the public through 25 branch libraries. Services offered in the branches include books, audio books, magazines, audio-visual materials, story hours, guest speakers, reference services and Internet access. Library cardholders also have access to a range of convenient eLibrary services available on any device connected to the Internet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The library Makerspace programs also offers opportunities for innovation and creation through the use of a range of emerging tech tools such as 3-D printers and laser cutters.
By road, Lambton County is only one hour away from Detroit and three hours away from Toronto. The Blue Water Bridge makes crossing the nearby international border simple and stress-free. Lambton County offers its residents all the perks of small town life, without the inconvenience of being several hours away from any major population centres.