The Town of Essex stretches along the same latitude as Northern California and Rome, Italy, so it’s no wonder our award-winning wineries produce some of the best grapes in Ontario. Spend a weekend exploring County Road 50, sample wines and stop by roadside stands for farm fresh produce. Don’t forget to cycle on of two tree-lined greenways then finish with a refreshing dip in Lake Erie at beautiful Colchester Beach.

Top things to See & Do

Cypher Systems Greenway
Cycle the tree-lined Cypher Systems Greenway from Essex Centre to Harrow or take a spin along County Road 50, boasting award-winning wineries and stunning waterfront attractions.

Colchester Beach & Harbour
This family-friendly destination features a splash pad, picnic space, accessible pathways, and nearby dining options including The Wreck, Garfield’s, and Colchester Bar & Grill.

The Bounty of the County
Visit the many on-farm businesses along historic County Road 50. Fill your basket with apples from The Fruit Wagon, local honey from Hawksview Honey, or peaches and plums at Kranicz Orchards.

EPIC Wineries
Essex is the centre of our wine region, with a dozen wineries scattered along the Lake Erie North Shore. Look for signs along the wine route directing you to your next taste of bold reds or crisp whites.

Explore Our Heritage
Take a trip back in time as you stroll the grounds of the 1850s John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area, featuring a farmhouse, blacksmith shop, sawmill and more.

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The Perfect Essex County Adventure 🚴‍♂️🛶🍇

🧇 Start your day off right with a yummy breakfast at @beachhousekingsville! Definitely try the Chicken Bacon Waffle and a Mango Mimosa 🥭

🚴‍♂️ Bike the Chrysler Canada Greenway Trail! You’ll pedal past farms, forests, vineyards, creeks, and quaint villages

🍔 Grab lunch at @themaingrill! The West Coast Burger is a must 🤤🥑

🦋🐢🐦 Check out the diverse wildlife at Point Pelee National Park! Must-do’s at the park include walking to the southernmost tip of mainland Canada, and checking out turtles and birds along the marsh boardwalk 🌿

🍺 Grab a flight of local craft beer at @curedcraftbrewing! Check out their seasonal taps to see what’s new and fresh when you visit 🥨

🛶 Go for a sunset paddle with @peleewingspaddlesports! Kayak along the Erie shore with some of the coolest people we’ve ever met! 🌅

🥞 Grab brunch at @eclecticlovekingsville! You’ve got to try the fungi toast, huevos rancheros, and their fluffy buttermilk pancakes🍹

🌾 Paddle up Cedar Creek with a kayak or a paddleboard from @somewhere_else_experience! The wildlife and peace you’ll find on the creek will make you feel like you’re in the Carolinas 💦

🛍️ Get your shop on at @cindyshomeandgarden and @annasflowers! You’ll find beautiful flowers and plants, and many unique housewares and gift ideas 💐

🍻 Grab a pint and a burger at @bgbrewing! The Chicken Banh Mi is out of this world!! 🤤

🍇 Finish your stay with a tasting at @peleewinery! You can try premium wines that are only available at their Kingsville and Pelee Island locations! 🍷

🏡 While you’re in the county, stay overnight with @diokinns! They’ve got several cute and cozy inns to choose from in Kingsville to call home during your stay 💤

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Any plans for your Friday night? Make your way through our Barrels Bottles and Brews Trail, the perfect combination of adventure and craft beer! 🍻 Our self-guided tour will guide you through our craft breweries and distilleries including @sandwichbrewing #YQG #WindsorEssex #DiscoverON #DiscoverYQG #DiscoverCanada #OntSouthwest #BarrelsTrail


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