May 3rd, 2013 6:09pm
The Tecumseh Parkway is now officially open in Chatham-Kent.
Written by Ashton Patis
The parkway showcases 11 historically significant sites across the municipality and spans over 70km. The parkway runs parallel to the Thames River which hosts many landmarks from the War of 1812 including the Tecumseh Monument and Trudell’s Farm, which was used as a refuge for British troops.
Dave Benson is the Heritage Coordinator for Chatham-Kent and says the parkway is designed to draw people off highway 401. “What we’re hoping it will be is a really great attraction for people to come to Chatham-Kent as tourists and hopefully people coming and exploring and maybe deciding to stay here, either as a place to retire to come and start a family or a business.
Work on the parkway has been under way since 2007. This year marks the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Chatham-Kent with multiple celebrations planned in October.