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Point Pelee National Park - Hiking

Southwest Ontario, Ontario, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Point Pelee National Park Statistics

Distance

8 KM

What are the activities at Point Pelee National Park ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Point Pelee National Park?

Point Pelee National Park (/ˈpiːliː/; French Parc national de la Pointe-Pelée) is a national park located in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada where it extends into Lake Erie. The word pelée is French for 'bald'. Point Pelee consists of a peninsula of land, mainly of marsh and woodland habitats, that tapers to a sharp point as it extends into Lake Erie. Middle Island, also part of Point Pelee National Park, was acquired in 2000 and is located just north of the Canada–United States border in Lake Erie. Point Pelee is the southernmost point of mainland Canada, and is located on a foundation of glacial sand, silt and gravel that bites into Lake Erie. This spit of land is slightly more than seven kilometres long by 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) wide at its northern base. Established in 1918, Point Pelee was the first national park in Canada to be established for conservation. It was designated as a Ramsar site on 27 May 1987.

Point Pelee National Park is a small national park in southern Ontario, Canada, on the north shore of Lake Erie. The park is about 19 km long and 1.5 km wide, and is the southernmost point of mainland Canada. Point Pelee is a popular destination for birdwatching, with over 370 species of birds having been recorded in the park. It is also home to a large number of plant species, including some that are rare or endangered.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-82.51844
41.962772

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

Point Pelee National Park
1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4, Canada

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Starting Point

The Point Pelee National Park is located in Leamington, Ontario. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 3 to Point Pelee National Park.

Why visit Point Pelee National Park

The Point Pelee National Park is a beautiful place to visit in Ontario. The park is home to many different types of wildlife, including birds, deer, and snakes. There are also many different types of plants, including flowers and trees. The park is a great place for hiking, biking, and bird watching.

Is Point Pelee National Park in Ontario a good place for the whole family?

Yes, Point Pelee National Park is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities and things to see and do for people of all ages.

Things not to be missed

There are many great activities near Point Pelee National Park. Some of the best include bird watching, fishing, hiking, and biking. There are also many great restaurants and wineries in the area that are worth checking out.

1. Birding - Point Pelee National Park is a major stopover point for migratory birds on the North American continent. Over 360 species of birds have been recorded in the park, making it a top birding destination in North America.

2. Hiking - There are over 20 kilometers of hiking trails in Point Pelee National Park, ranging from easy nature walks to more challenging hikes.

3. Biking - The park has 12 kilometers of paved bike trails, perfect for a leisurely ride through the park.

4. Canoeing and Kayaking - The park's marshes, creeks, and open water offer great opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.

5. Fishing - The park is home to a variety of fish, including bass, pike, perch, and catfish.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine in Leamington, Ontario

2. The Lighthouse Restaurant in Kingsville, Ontario

3. The Boathouse Restaurant in Essex, Ontario

4. The Windjammer Restaurant in Lakeshore, Ontario

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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