Taste of Essex

Leamington, Ontario, CA

Route Overview

Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Routes along the waterfront for all your cycling needs

124 mi.
717 ft.

A 198km loop experiencing some of the greatest that the Windsor-Essex area has to offer! It's wineries, waterfront, and, if you're interested, visits to the southernmost point in mainland Canada in the birder's paradise at Point Pelee National Park, and the southernmost populated point along the quiet shores of Pelee Island. While this tour can be completed in two days, we recommend completing this route in 3-4 in order to truly experience and enjoy the area.

We recommend starting your trip with a ride around Leamington to Point Pelee National Park with serene views of the water, plenty of casual walking, including a kilometer-long wetland boardwalk, and long sand beaches. For the full monty, hitch a ride on the aptly-named Pelee Islander ferry to Pelee Island where you can cycle 30km of the Waterfront Trail, visit wineries and restaurants, B&Bs beaches and take in a hike or two.

Then, ride the 2-day loop from Leamington to Windsor, enjoying our rural and waterfront communities along the way!

Share your trip with the #waterfronttrail hashtag. We'd love to hear more about your experience!

For more information on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail including free downloadable maps and itineraries visit waterfronttrail.org

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