Essex RegionRSS

42.02885, -82.82411

The Cedar Creek basin is probably the most significant, most extensive, and most beautiful natural area in the Essex Region. Contributing to the beauty of this area are the Carolinian woodlands, rolling landscapes, creeks, tributaries and abundant wildlif ...

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AddressCounty Road 23, Kingsville, Ontario
Devonwood Conservation Area

42.26206, -82.98078

Perhaps no other woodland in Canada supports a greater diversity of oak trees: eight species of oak are found in this urban forest! Stay alert as you walk the extensive trail system winding through this 38 hectare forest - the looped trails measures nearl ...

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AddressDivision Rd, Windsor, Ontario
Hillman Marsh Conservation Area

42.04313, -82.51355

One of the premier areas for viewing marsh life, this 850-acre marsh is located on County Rd. 20 in Leamington, just minutes from Point Pelee National Park. It boasts an amazing nature centre and more than 5 kilometres of nature trails that wind through ...

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AddressCounty Road 37, Leamington, Ontario
Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area

42.08017, -82.49308

Take a hike along one of the most beautiful forest boardwalk trails in the region. While exploring this 19 hectare Carolinian woodland, you'll see Tulip-tree, Sassafras, Black Gum, Sycamore and Flowering Dogwood trees, as well as wildflowers such as Trill ...

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AddressTalbot Rd, Wheatley, Ontario
Maidstone Conservation Area

42.21383, -82.78694

This 20 hectare site is perfect for an afternoon trip to the country. The area includes a winding 1.5 kilometre trail through an oak-hickory woodland. Part of the trail passes along the upper meandering reaches of the Puce River. Pack a picnic and enjoy l ...

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AddressLakeshore Rd 209, Maidstone, Ontario

42.28475, -82.88395

A perfect surprise! Located in the Town of Tecumseh, the 1 kilometre trail through a 9 hectare oak and hickory wooded area and thicket is not only pleasant, but offers a short enough walk for even the youngest naturalist. Connected to the McAuliffe Urban ...

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AddressLessard Rd, Windsor, Ontario
Ruscom Shores Conservation Area

42.30218, -82.60337

Situated alongside Lake St. Clair, Ruscom Shores Conservation Area is an attractive natural marshland area with a well-managed trail ideal for some outdoor enjoyment and tranquility. This quaint 120 acre Conservation Area, designated an Environmentally Si ...

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AddressHighway 2, St Joachim, Ontario
The Chrysler Canada Greenway

42.23793, -82.96015

The Chrysler Canada Greenway is a nearly 50 kilometre trail stretching from Oldcastle to Harrow, Kingsville and Ruthven. It meanders through rich agricultural lands, historically and architecturally significant buildings, and award winning wineries. It ...

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AddressN Talbot Rd, Oldcastle, Ontario
Tremblay Beach Conservation Area

42.30770, -82.51880

There is no formal trail but the area is yours to explore and there is much to see. Look out for Oak-Hickory Woodland, Oak Savannah, Red Cedar Savannah, and old-field thicket. From late July to early September, all the open areas are masterfully coloured ...

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AddressSt. Clair Road, St. Joachim, Ontario
White Sands Conservation Area

42.08640, -83.11810

Accessible only by boat, this is a popular and beautiful area for boaters to enjoy the Detroit River and nostalgic views of Boblo Island. Although overnight camping is not permitted at this location, guests are welcome to enjoy a beachfront campfire durin ...

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AddressDalhousie St, Amherstburg, Ontario