Nature Trails near Bothwell, Ontario

Bothwell is located in the amalgamated community of Chatham-Kent.

Bothwell is a small town of approximately 968 residents, located on the north-eastern limits of Chatham-Kent. The town was founded during a nineteenth-century oil boom, with residents justifiably proud of their community's long and colourful history.

Today this town has a thriving agricultural economy. Parks Blueberries, a “pick-your-own” blueberry farm and country store located just outside of Bothwell, is a popular agri-tourism destination.

This community is home to a number of businesses which provide employment for local residents.

In addition to multiple sites of historical significance in and around Bothwell; many old oil wells are still standing, and the Bothwell-Zone Oil Museum provides a detailed account of the oil boom of 1860. Additionally, the Fairfield Museum & National Historic Site houses some important artifacts from an early missionary settlement. Residents prepared and celebrated the town's 150th Anniversary in 2017 with a number of events, including a homecoming celebration.

Recreational facilities, which include an arena, athletic fields, and a skate-board park, help to promote healthy living among its residents.

Some of Ontario's best hiking trails and nature trails are near Bothwell.

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An archaeological site located here was shared by hunting and gathering Native people over 3,000 years ago. Also located here are a boat launch to the Thames River which is a Canadian Heritage River, Memorial Forest, picnic shelter with tables and open space for...

Optimist Park Trail

The Optimist Park Trail provides the entire family with opportunities to get fit and have fun. The .5km trail is perfect for walking or running and children will enjoy the parks splash pad and playground equipment. Link to trail...