Essex

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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