3 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

3 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

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Essex
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Pelee Island
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Essex — 2 nights

Essex is a town with a population of 20,427 in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada, whose municipal borders extend to Lake Erie. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Malden National Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site, then learn about winemaking at Muscedere Vineyards, then do a tasting at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, and finally do a tasting at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery & Bistro 42. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Viewpointe Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Oxley Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Cooper's Hawk Vineyards and The Vines Restaurant, and finally explore the striking landscape of Point Pelee National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Essex trip builder app.

In July in Essex, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Pelee Island.
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Pelee Island — 1 day

A vacation on Pelee Island allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your appetite for adventure in beautiful natural surroundings.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Fish Point Nature Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Pelee Island Pavilion, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pelee Island journey builder.

Getting from Essex to Pelee Island by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Essex in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pelee Island: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 68°F at night.
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