Sarnia is the largest city in Lambton County. The city's population is approximately 73,000. Sarnia is surrounded by fresh water shorelines on two sides - on the west, the St. Clair River and on the north, Lake Huron. Being situated on the shoreline provides Sarnia with many beautiful sandy beaches and some of the most breathtaking sunsets. Residents of Sarnia also enjoy wonderful weather - some of the warmest temperatures in all of Canada!
The village of Point Edward is located directly west of Sarnia. There are approximately 2,000 people living here. Point Edward is home to the Bluewater Bridge which connects Canada to the United States via Port Huron, Michigan. Another point of interest is the Sarnia Yacht Club where many locals dock their sail and power boats. Point Edward also houses the casino where you can try your luck at the slot machines or enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the river. Views of the Bluewater Bridge are great and so are the french fries!
Lambton Shores is a municipality located on the southern shores of Lake Huron. The population is 10,565. This municipality encompasses the villages of Arkona, Forest, Thedford, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, Port Franks, and Ravenswood. There are dozens of beautiful beaches and parks to explore. It's the perfect place to enjoy the wonderful weather that southwestern Ontario as to offer.
Bright's Grove is a community within the city of Sarnia. Bright's Grove is known for its beaches. The community is located right along Lake Huron. Along with the beaches, there is also approximately 8km of lakefront walking trails. It's a little slower paced than the city centre of Sarnia as there are many cottages and some treat the community as a vacation area.
The township of Enniskillen is located in the middle of Lambton County. Enniskillen surrounds the cities of Petrolia and Oil Springs. Oil City and Marthaville are both located in this township. The area is primarily agricultural with about 82,000 acres of farmland.
Petrolia is a small town of 5,742 people. It is surrounded by Enniskillen Township and located in the middle of Lambton County. The town is thought to be where the oil industry started in North America. Petrolia is surrounded by primarily farmland, but within the town there is a well kept downtown area.
St. Clair township is located directly south of Sarnia along the St. Clair River. The population of St. Clair is approximately 15,000 people. Along the river's shoreline, there is Corunna, Mooretown, Courtright, Sombra, and Port Lambton. Further east from the river's shoreline, there are the more rural communities of Brigden, Colinville, Wilkesport, and Duthill. St. Clair has the best of waterfront living and farmlife.
With a population of roughly 2,100 people, Grand Bend is small community on the shores on Lake Huron. In the summer Grand Bend is a hotspot of tourists. People come from all over to relax on the expansive beaches and explore the shops and restaurants. Most of these shops are seasonal, so in the winter it is very quiet, but in the summer the town is bustling with people.
The township of Plympton-Wyoming houses approzimately 7,500 residents. The area is largely rural with a few newer subdivision and many older or renovated lakefront cottages and homes. Plympton-Wyoming includes the hamlet of Camlachie and the areas of Highland Glen, Aberarder, and Uttoxeter. Although the area is rural, there are many activities including golf courses, beaches, campgrounds, and markets.
Warwick township has a population of apprximately 3,700. Watford is the biggest village in the township. It's located to the southeast of the main village of Warwick Village. The township also encompasses the smaller communities of Birnam and Wisbeach.
The township of Dawn-Euphemia is home to approximately 2,000 people. Most of these people are employed by the agricultural industry or by the local Union Gas distributors. The township includes the hamlets of Florence, Shetland, Oakdale, Edys Mills, Rutherford, Cairo, and Bentpath. Dawn-Euphemia makes up the southeastern part of Lambton County. This is the ideal spot for scenic, open air country drives.
Oil Springs is a village surrounded by the township of Enniskillen. It houses approximately 700 residents. The Oil Museum of Canada is also located in Oil Springs. It's a small rural community with some very interesting history!