Explore Our Region Plan Your Trip to Essex County There is plenty to explore in Essex County - awesome experiences on our travels, on the water, and on the roads while you road trip through our quaint towns & business centres.

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Click the map below and check out everything you need to know about the 8 municipalities that help make up Essex County!

 

Pelee Island

Canada’s southernmost destination is a favourite for outdoor enthusiasts. If slowing down is on the agenda, Pelee Island is for you. Relax on pristine beaches, take a leisurely bike ride around the island or explore trails with natural wonders. Take in stunning sunrises and sunsets with panoramic views of Lake Erie. Let it become your private island getaway from the daily grind.

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Amherstburg

Deemed as one of the prettiest and oldest communities in Southwest Ontario, Amherstburg is nestled on the shores of Lake Erie and the Detroit River. Steeped in rich history, explore sites representing the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad; get immersed in award-winning festivals and events; witness riveting sunsets, breathtaking water vistas, natural conservation and fabulous public gardens.

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Essex

Spend the day exploring the appealing mix of small-town friendliness, rural landscapes and lakeside vistas that characterize the municipality of Essex. From award-winning EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) wineries and fresh farm-stand produce to museums that bring you back in time, coupled with an extensive network of scenic hiking and cycling trails, there’s always more to discover here.

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Kingsville

Rich in Victorian heritage, Kingsville, “Canada’s Southernmost Town”, welcomes you with authentic experiences for foodies and wine lovers alike, alongside unique and eclectic shopping in boutiques and garden centres. Kingsville is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts where stellar boating, fishing, and golf meet with miles or recreational trails and waterfront charm.

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Leamington

An outdoor adventurer’s paradise, prepare to be captivated by Leamington’s Carolinian forests, rare and endangered species, the spectacle of annual bird and butterfly migrations at Point Pelee National Park, and Lake Erie’s famous sunsets along the sandy beaches of Seacliff Park. Home to the largest concentration of greenhouses in North America, roadside fruit stands offer everything from Apples to Zucchini.

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LaSalle

Known for its welcoming atmosphere, LaSalle plays host to numerous events, most notably the annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Beer Festival. Home to the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, a state-of-the-art facility with an indoor aquatic leisure pool and track, Lasalle provides for active living, coupled with many trails throughout town, championship golfing, boutique shopping, great dining, fantastic boating and fishing.

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Tecumseh

Tecumseh is home to a large selection of small town boutiques which cater to everything from home decor to cycling needs, spa treatments, organic skin care, shoes, clothing and more. You will find it all in this picturesque and welcoming town.

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Lakeshore

A boater’s paradise and home to the Muskie Capital of Canada. Lakeshore boasts six marinas with hundreds of slips for transient or permanent boaters and scenic waterfront dining. For family fun, Lakeshore has everything under the sun! Picnic at Lakeview Park’s West Beach, the largest on Lake St. Clair, while kids frolic in the water or soak up the fun on the splash pad.

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