Point Pelee National Park High Point, Ontario - Hiking

Point Pelee National Park High Point, Ontario - Hiking


Ontario, Canada




Overview

Elevation gain

180 meters

What are the activities on site?

Hiking


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Why choose this trail?

Point Pelee National Park is located in the southeast of Leamington in Canada, which covers an 8km to 15km long area. That means it occupies 6 square miles of land including the western end of Lake Erie. It was established in 1918.

You would get to experience nature like never before as Point Pelee is filled with a flock of different species of birds and gorgeous colorful Monarch butterflies. You can also discover some wild ducks, Canada goose, and gracefully long-necked swans.

The hiking trails are inside these forests, that has big forest trees, fruit-bearing bushes, and other shrubs that make the walk or hike more enjoyable.

Alongside the groomed trails for hikes, you get to experience a lot more opportunities as well such as a picnic on the sandy beaches or bicycle hiking.

The price of access:

Point Pelee National Park charges a fee for parking and entrance to support the visitor's services and facilities for the future, environment, and safety of the National Parks. They charge a different fee for different categories that include adults, seniors, youth, and family groups. For commercial Hiking, they charge the group and per person $7.30, and for seasonal school hikes per person $3.90.



What are the services on site?

Parking


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Coordinates
41.962772 -82.51844

What are the coordinates and address of Point Pelee National Park High Point, Ontario?

Point Pelee National Park Of Canada
(519) 322-2365
1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4, Canada

What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Genny Bender
Genny Bender
It's a good place to go to bring you back to nature. Nice trails for walking/biking good for personal reflection. Bring a bike if you can it makes the day better. Boardwalk lookout is interesting giving a good view of the marsh. North Beach is the best, cleaner and the only one to shower your feet off. Trolley to the point reception area is a straight run and helpful. It does not take you straight to the point. You still have to walk a little (5 mins). Make note of the last departure for the day. If you miss it you have to walk back and it's a long walk about 1/2hr or more depending on your pace. After a long day it's a lot! If you've never gone it's worth a visit. Pack a lunch/snacks/water and spend the day.
2 years ago
Wiley Fausto
Wiley Fausto
Visited Point Pelee National Park in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ this past weekend and it was an amazing experience. I have been to a lot of places along Lake Erie and this my favorite. First everywhere you turned there was a monarch butterfly πŸ¦‹ you can Take a beach walk lasting hours! The Park is pristine, the Canadians take conservation and the environment seriously. The park is one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America! You can see a limitless body of water in four directions, while never leaving the mainland! Plus there is so much to do!
2 years ago
Karena Burkhard
Karena Burkhard
Point Pelee is probably the best place for out of towner’s to visit they the come down to the Essex country area! Great place for a bike ride, hike, kayak, or even just a cruise down in the car. Lots of wildlife and picturesque views all over the park! They even have a great shuttle service that brings you somewhat close to the very most southern point of Canada. I would also highly recommend the boardwalk!
3 years ago
Linda Jackson
Linda Jackson
The best place to visit in Southern Ontario. A haven for birds and other wildlife. Every time I go it's a little different. Even in the winter when there are fewer birds, it's a cool place to wander and see the ice on the lake. Staff are always very friendly and knowledgeable. Facilities are always clean.
3 years ago

Starting Point

The National Park consists of a lot of trails which are almost 12 km long park trails. If you want to Enjoy themed trails then you must take the route of DeLaurier House and Trail, or if you want to experience a more natural hiking experience and want to venture through cedar savannah, dryland, and swamp forest then take the route to the Woodland Nature Trail.

On the other hand, if you want to have the shortest hike with family or friends then you must take the trail which is called Marsh Broadwalk trail. It's a 1 km long loop and you would discover the most diverse habitat in the park such as cattails, red-winged blackbirds, and painted turtles.

If you want to take a biking day out then start your journey from Marsh Broadwalk and take the route to Centennial Bike trail which is 4 km long and takes 2 hrs to hike.

Why visit this place

Point Pelee National Park is open throughout the year offering various activities during the winter and summer seasons. You get to explore the oldest history by walking down the trails of the Carolinian forest.

You can also Learn about 10,000 years of Point Pelee's human history while you hike through Delaurier Homestead & Trail which is 1.2 km long. Also, discover the different old 70 species of trees when you hike through the Botham Tree Trail.

The National Park offers an incredible offer for people which is the Tip Shuttle wheelchairs that allows you to reach the tip of the park and get a beautiful sunset view, get a beautiful scent of the wildflowers, and learn about the dragonflies, different species of birds and monarch butterflies.

Take a hike to the national park but don't ever miss out on their special events and guided programs. Those special events are being held in spring, winter, and summer. There is a festival of birds held in May.

In summers you can do water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and swimming on the sandy beaches of Essex County. There are special events held during winter like Owl Prowl, scavenger hunt, and family programs during Family Day and March Break.

They also have specific educational programs in which you can get a student walk and explore wildflowers and you can take a family migration hike and look around the southernmost part of mainland Canada.

Things not to be missed

Be aware that Point Pelee National Park offers several accommodations. They have various offerings keeping customers safety in mind.

Where to sleep ? - Our favorites

oTENTik

Do your reservation in one of the best and unique camping cabins. They are so relaxing, comfortable, and convenient camps located under the canopy of Carolinian Forest. They are designed keeping in mind the historical essence of Canada, they are A-shaped cabins, with wooden flooring and prospector tents. They have a spacious living area, with master-sized double beds and single beds, and with nearby parking area. The fee is $120 per night.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/pelee/activ/otentik

Quality Inn Leamington

It is located only 10 minutes by walk from lake Erie and 4.8 miles away from Point Pelee Park. Which makes it feasible for people who visit the national park to stay near it. They offer Free WiFi. They also serve complimentary tea or coffee and free parking lots. They have a big bar which the guests usually love and their rooms are extremely clean. The room service is also incredible as they have the most friendly and competent staff. They have a business king room with one king-size bed and queen rooms with queen size beds.

Where to eat?

Marsh Store

You can get pre-packed snack boxes from the marsh store. You can also get ice cream or drinks from the store. Breakfast and lunch can also be bought during festivals. The marsh store is run by the Friends of Point Pelee.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/pelee/visit/boutique-giftshop

Point Pelee Trading Post

Point Pelee trading post is our most favorite place for our guests to have brunch or dine in. It is located in Leamington Ontario, Canada. Which serves Canadian Cuisine. The atmosphere is cozy, they have an incredibly unique wood-burning fireplace, a lovely mix of antiques, and modern flair. They also have a retail space upstairs offering delicious local wine. It is a combination of three things that are restaurant bar, double-decker bus fast food, and trading post. From the trading post, you can also purchase different paintings, etc. There Nachos and French onion soup are our absolute favorite and a must-try!

http://www.birdiesperch.ca/point-pelee-trading-post/




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Point Pelee National Park High Point?

180.00 M

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No