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10-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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Help Needed from Sarnia Fans/Residents

Hello Sarnia Fans/Residents. It appears as if I need some last minute help with my trip that my wife are and I are making to Sarnia next weekend. I had planned to start the morning off with a hike to the waterfall in the Rock Glen Falls Conservation Area in Arkona, but I believe that the area may be now closed for the season. With that having been a huge "To Do" on the list, I'm back down to just having lunch and dinner covered and the game on Saturday night obviously. As some past trips have been a bit of a disappointment, the Mrs. exclaimed "I hope you've got some back up options, because I don't want to be left saying "Ok, what now?" and just watching the clock until it's game time".

She's not an avid shopper, but if there are some interesting little shops in town to do some window shopping at and buy some souveniers, that would be great. Also, from what I have researched, it is advertised that there are TONS of other trails to walk along and explore. Is this accurate or is that just the travel guide that I mailed away for advertising Sarnia as more of an entertainment mecca than it is?

Are there any interesting museums or anything in town? Maybe a zoo? Or are we going to find out that there's really not enough to do in Sarnia to make it worth a couple from out of town having to stay overnight for?

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Hello Sarnia Fans/Residents. It appears as if I need some last minute help with my trip that my wife are and I are making to Sarnia next weekend. I had planned to start the morning off with a hike to the waterfall in the Rock Glen Falls Conservation Area in Arkona, but I believe that the area may be now closed for the season. With that having been a huge "To Do" on the list, I'm back down to just having lunch and dinner covered and the game on Saturday night obviously. As some past trips have been a bit of a disappointment, the Mrs. exclaimed "I hope you've got some back up options, because I don't want to be left saying "Ok, what now?" and just watching the clock until it's game time".

She's not an avid shopper, but if there are some interesting little shops in town to do some window shopping at and buy some souveniers, that would be great. Also, from what I have researched, it is advertised that there are TONS of other trails to walk along and explore. Is this accurate or is that just the travel guide that I mailed away for advertising Sarnia as more of an entertainment mecca than it is?

Are there any interesting museums or anything in town? Maybe a zoo? Or are we going to find out that there's really not enough to do in Sarnia to make it worth a couple from out of town having to stay overnight for?
Well there are trails at the pinery provincial park that will still be open towards grand bend. Sarnia has a new art gallery if that's your thing.Stop under the blue water bridge for some fries as they are the best.Point Edward casino there also. I think they are still open.October is not a good month for outdoor activities to be opened. Petrolia has lots of antique and boutique shops downtown only 20 min from Sarnia. Oil Springs has an oil museum thats cool to tour. Nice to tour the st clair river parkway from sarnia south to Wallaceburg or tour lakeshore rd along Lake huron.

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Well there are trails at the pinery provincial park that will still be open towards grand bend. Sarnia has a new art gallery if that's your thing.Stop under the blue water bridge for some fries as they are the best.Point Edward casino there also. I think they are still open.October is not a good month for outdoor activities to be opened. Petrolia has lots of antique and boutique shops downtown only 20 min from Sarnia. Oil Springs has an oil museum thats cool to tour. Nice to tour the st clair river parkway from sarnia south to Wallaceburg or tour lakeshore rd along Lake huron.
Thanks for the suggestions. I did come up with some ideas in the meantime. I did find out about the art gallery, so the Mrs. will definitely enjoy that. I also found a "Stones N' Bones" museum which has archealogical artifacts and dinosaur bones and stuff like that, but is it a cool museum or is it just a glorified childrens museum? I also read how, unfortunately, the Fry Trucks under the bridge don't exist anymore, but that the best one of them was "Albert's Rolling Lunch" and "Albert's Fries" are still made and served/sold in a shop called "The Ice Cream Hut", which is located under the bridge just a few hundred yards from where the truck was always parked in the summer. But just as my concern was going to be with an outdoor fry truck, I question whether an "Ice Cream Shop", which is usually a seasonal thing most places, is even going to be open in the middle of October.

Other than that, I think I've managed to find enough to get us by for the weekend, but it sounds like the next OHL tour stop is going to either have to be Ottawa, where we KNOW there will be no shortage of things to do, or our annual trip will have to be bumped up into September. But, for some reason, I am still intrigued to check out Sarnia and am looking forward to it.

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Petrolia is a nice place to drive to. I have never been but I've heard only good things about the Petrolia Victoria Playhouse. You may want to check it out http://www.thevpp.ca/

I too would recommend Fries under the bridge but it might be too late in the season for that. Canatara Park in Sarnia is a nice place to kill an hour or so walking. http://www.city.sarnia.on.ca/pdf/canatarabro.pdf

Grand Bend (another summer destination) is always fun but it might be too late in the season for that and it's not exactly "Sarnia" either. Pinery Provincial Park could be fun to visit if you are into the outdoor hiking thing. I'm a big fan.

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