5 days in Essex & Lakeshore Itinerary

5 days in Essex & Lakeshore Itinerary

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Essex — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Essex: Pelee Island (Fish Point Nature Reserve, Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve, &more) and Pelee Wings Nature Store (in Leamington). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Oxley Estate Winery, take an in-depth tour of Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village, steep yourself in history at Fort Malden National Historic Site, and don't miss a visit to Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Essex trip planner.

Toronto to Essex is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Essex are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Lakeshore.
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Lakeshore

Lakeshore is a town on Lake St. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lakeshore trip builder.

Lakeshore is just a short distance from Essex. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Essex in September: high temperatures in Lakeshore hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).
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