Point Pelee National Park, Leamington

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Breathe in the fresh air during an adventure through Point Pelee National Park--15 sq km (5.8 sq mi) of protected land jutting out into Lake Erie. Take the boardwalk across the marshlands and head out onto sandy spits for extensive views of the shimmering lake. As the southernmost point of mainland Canada, the park offers sights of creatures unseen elsewhere in the country, such as the fox snake and the five-lined skink. Birders have spotted about 360 different species of migratory birds in the park, which is a meeting point of two major migration paths. Put Point Pelee National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Leamington trip itinerary site .
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  • Went for the Festival of Birds in May 2018. The guided hikes are ideal for new and experienced birders. The guides are all very knowledgeable and helpful in locating and pointing out different birds t...  more »
  • Les mouches de l'├ętable - Barn Flies! Prepare to get bitten. Believe them when they warn you of the "biting" house flies. Interpretation center was good. Interesting experience, beach, shuttle to most...  more »
  • We spent 2 days at the Festival of Birds sponsored by the Friends of Point Pelee. They did a wonderful job providing skilled guides, "Lunch and Learn" opportunities, and more. The Point offers a lot o...  more »
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  • This was my first time going here in the winter. Even though there was a lot of melt, it was very cool to stand at the most southern part of Mainland Canada :-) what was interesting was all of the erosion that has happened. The tip is always changing but can be hazardous if you're not careful. Adds to the thrill of the experience. Also, you can definitely notice the Carolinian Forest attributes of the surrounding wooded areas. Definitely a great place to go if you're in the area :-) the place does get muddy if it's wet. Make sure you wear proper Footwear and have adequate floor mats in your car
  • Great accessibility for the most part. You can walk, run, bike and even cross country ski here. Lots of trails and open beach. Not so great for swimming (and not recommended at the peak) but the sand is lovely to sit on with a nice book. Lots of visitors on the weekend especially last year because the national parks pass. Very well maintained.
  • Although located on lake Erie (which I find to not be a very nice lake), it's very clean. I find that the water itself is a lot cleaner than other beaches in the area, such as holiday beach. The oark has nice hiking/walking/biking trails. The park is mostly accessible which is also Good, and also has free all terrain wheelchairs. The staff was very polite and helpful.
  • This tiny park had really invested in itself over the past few years and it shows. There are plenty of trails that are easy to walk or bike. There are canoe rentals, a lookout, visitor centre, YMCA kids camp, beautiful beaches( don't swim by the tip because of currents) newly added rental facility on the beach with tables, kitchenette, fire pit and bathrooms. I love the history of the park and it is explained at their exhibits. It is unique in Canada for its Forest and rare species. A great place to make family memories. The visitor centre has A lot to do as well including exhibits, theatre, kids explore area, info, sightings and a store. Their is a shuttle to the tip but it's also nice to bike or walk. This park is part of my childhood and now part of my new memories. I would recommend this park any day.
  • Point pelee national park is an exceptional place camping and also for picnic. Their recently built North beach picnic pavilion is probably one of the latest picnic facility in south west Ontario. I really like this place.
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