5 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

5 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

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Essex
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Pelee Island
— 2 nights

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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 23rd (Fri): experience rural life at The Fruit Wagon, do a tasting at Oxley Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Viewpointe Estate Winery, then do a tasting at North 42 Degrees Estate Winery & Bistro 42, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Malden National Historic Site. On your second day here, make a trip to Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, then learn about winemaking at Cooper's Hawk Vineyards and The Vines Restaurant, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Pelee National Park, and finally walk around Seacliff Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Essex journey planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Essex. In July, daytime highs in Essex are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Pelee Island.

Things to do in Essex

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Pelee Island

— 2 nights
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.
Pelee Island is known for wineries, parks, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, and learn about winemaking at Pelee Island Pavilion.

Before you visit Pelee Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Essex to Pelee Island by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Essex, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pelee Island, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 23°C.

Things to do in Pelee Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Wineries
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