Turn your race weekend into a Weekend Get-a-Way
The following links and resources can help you plan an exciting weekend of touring, tasting and racing in our region.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie, Leamington is home to the Southernmost point of mainland Canada. Its warm, extended summers allow visitors to fully enjoy every month of the season. Dock at the Leamington Marina after a day out on the Lake, or choose to paddle your own adventure with a canoe or kayak rental at Point Pelee National Park. Attend one of Leamington’s many summer festivals and events – whether your interests are nature and the great outdoors, art and history, motorcycling, or food and drink – summer #onthe42 has it all. Take a sunset stroll at our breathtaking waterfront, or visit one of our many restaurants that cater to the summer visitor – using fresh, local ingredients that will make your mouth water. Our roadside fruit and vegetable stands are a stone’s throw away from our many kilometres of hiking and biking trails and allow you to get a true taste of Leamington. Nowhere else in Canada can you experience a summer like you can #onthe42.
Point Pelee National Park
At the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland – Point Pelee National Park, experience nature like never before. Each spring, view flocks of migratory birds, joined in autumn by waves of vivid Monarch butterflies. In winter, wander snowy trails past ice-cloaked trees and in summer, bask on sandy beaches. Whether you cycle, paddle or hike Canada’s smallest but most ecologically diverse national park, you’ll be immersed in an unforgettable eco-adventure. Plan to spend a full day enjoying Point Pelee. Walk the Marsh Boardwalk, paddle a canoe in the march (one hour), experience the Boatham Tree Trail (one to two hours), take a round trip shuffle ride (one hour) to The Tip, and enjoy a picnic and a swim at the beach. Point Pelee is easily reached by car and is 65 km from Windsor, 180 km from London and 355 km from Toronto.
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
For all the dining, entertainment, arts and culture, sports and recreation opportunities in Windsor, Lasalle, Amherstburg, Harrow, Kingsville, Leamington, Tecumseh and Lakeshore.
EPIC Wineries – Canada’s Hottest Wine Region
17 wineries, 10 collectable bottles, and 1 EPIC passport. A tour of Windsor Essex’s wine country has so much to offer wine enthusiasts, foodies and more. Whether by bike, trolley, or car, visit all of the EPIC wineries for an unforgettable experience. Make it a day-trip and be back at home for the evening news, or plan your overnight stay.
Breweries and Distilleries
The history of Windsor Essex is deeply steeped in Barrels, Bottles & Brews. That tradition continues today with 10 craft breweries, a craft distillery, and the JP Wisers Distillery Experience. Learn how prohibition shaped the region, experience the birthplace of Canadian Whisky, and sample the craft of local brewers. Sample the product at each location to obtain a stamp and complete your Barrels Bottles & Brews Passport (courtesy of Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island). Once your passport is full, redeem it at the Touris Windsor Essex Pelee Island main office to receive your featured takeaway.
Essex County Tours
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island provides popular guided tours where they handle all the planning and details. From food and wine to heritage and culture, you’ll find a wide range of available tours to choose from. Pedal through our scenic Lake Erie North Shore wine region on one of our winery cycling tours. Travel back in time to the colourful days of the Roaring ‘20s and Prohibition on the always lively Rum Runners Tour. Explore the natural beauty and simple charm of Canada’s southernmost area on the relaxing Pelee Island Tour. These are just a few of the many unique and delightful tour experiences offered throughout the region.
WindsorEats is Adriano and Pina. Together, they have been working on WindsorEats since 2004. They believe that Windsor and Essex County has some of the best restaurants in Canada and, dare they way, the world! So what better way to showcase them than to have them located all in one place? WindsorEats goal is to make it easier for you to find the restaurant that has what you’re looking for. Each restaurant on their site provides all the information you need and lets you view their menu. From guided tours and food events, to unique suggestions and featured articles, WindsorEats will help you make the most of your culinary experiences during your visit to our region.
snapd Windsor is your connection to our community. This organization specializes in community-based advertising, public relations, networking and marketing initiatives. Their media vehicles are photographically rich, and free to consumers, showcasing the life, entertainment and overall spirit of each and every community in which they operate. They keep an up-to-date calendar of community events in Windsor and the surrounding communities in the Essex County region.