In 1973 the Honourable John T. Clement, Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations issued a Charter for the Incorporation of Lambton Wildlife. “Lambton Wildlife Incorporated … Subject to The Mortmain and Charitable Uses Act and The Charitable Gifts Act: (a) encourage and promote the conservation, preservation and protection of the natural environment, plants, animals, natural resources and wildlife; (b) collect moneys by way of donations, gifts, devises, bequests, dues or otherwise… (c) print, publish, sell and distribute literature of every nature and kind …. (d) purchase, acquire, take by gift, devise, bequest or donation property, both real and personal.”
In 1972-73 Lambton Wildlife and the Sarnia Hiking Club with Fern Noel, spearheaded the setting up an eight mile hiking trail from Hungry Hollow to #7 Highway. The trail was divided into five sections, with five section leaders. The leaders were John Tymar, Don Smith, Les Greenop, Ron Laflair and Gerry Clements.
In the spring of 1993 Laura Knight, in the centre section, was marking the trail by tying a red ribbon to trees.
At the same time and place, Irwin Knight, Laura Knight and Dr. John King-Price settled down for lunch after a morning of trail marking.
A view of the valley from the trail.
Directions: From Highway 402 exit onto Highway 79 and go north to Highway 22 (Egremont
Road), then east to the Arkona Road and travel north to Arkona. Make a right turn in the 11
village center and follow County Road 12 east to Sylvan Rd. Turn north on Sylvan Road into
Hungry Hollow and continue north. The valley and trail and be accessed from the west end of
either Elm Tree Dr. or MacDonald Dr. Also from the cairn located near the intersection of
Scout Rd. and Coldstream Rd. (See also Joany’s Woods). It is strongly recommended that
someone familiar with the trail provide direction.