8 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

8 days in Essex & Pelee Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ontario trip itinerary planner

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Essex

— 5 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. Head to Old Dutch Guys Chocolate and Chiaroscurofor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area and Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets. Change things up with a short trip to Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse & Blockhouse in Amherstburg (about 32 minutes away). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cooper's Hawk Vineyards and The Vines Restaurant and examine the collection at Park House Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Essex online vacation planner.

Toronto to Essex is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. October in Essex sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pelee Island.

Things to do in Essex

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pelee Island

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve, then take in the dramatic natural features at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Pelee Island Pavilion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Point Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelee Island visit planner.

You can drive from Essex to Pelee Island in 2 hours. Traveling from Essex in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Pelee Island. You will leave for Essex on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Pelee Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Wineries
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Essex

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): do a tasting at Aleksander Estate Winery and then learn about winemaking at Wagner Orchards & Estate Winery. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at The Fruit Wagon, learn about winemaking at Colio Estate Winery, do a tasting at Erie Shore Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, then sample the tasty concoctions at GL Heritage Brewing Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wolfhead Distillery.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Essex online trip maker.

You can drive from Pelee Island to Essex in 2 hours. Traveling from Pelee Island in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Essex, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Essex

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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