Whether it’s walking or running, roller blades, hiking or biking, our region caters to every whim in outdoor adventure. Windsor, Essex County and Pelee Island offer miles of natural areas and walking trails through Essex Region Conservation Area (ERCA) and Point Pelee National Park, with a variety of trails and terrain for bikers, hikers and walkers. Our region is also home to many campgrounds and resort parks, whether you’re a casual camper or looking for a fun family vacation. For a real getaway, jump on the ferry to Pelee Island and enjoy an island vacation just 40 minutes away.
The region also boasts a variety of beautiful gardens, ranging from a flourishing array of blooms along the city's riverfront, extensive escapes in the heart of the city to enchanting and creative gardens throughout the surrounding countryside.
Windsor's famed riverfront gardens were built along the banks of the Detroit River in Windsor where people can take in the breathtaking views of the skyline of Detroit while enjoying the beauty of the gardens. This is one of the most scenic walking and cycling routes in the region. This is the perfect place to walk, jog, cycle, skate, picnic, sightsee, fish, fly a kite, rest, play or people-watch.
Several of the region's gardens are Featured Gardens on the VIA Rail Garden Route. We invite you to travel the VIA Rail Garden Route to visit us and open yourself up to the most astonishing flower gardens and the enthusiasm of Canadian gardening enthusiasts.
The Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island region is special in many ways. We have a trail to meet every need and to encourage all types of outdoor adventure. Whether you are planning a stay-cation, a vacation, or an afternoon of fun, get outdoors and experience all that this region has to offer. Yours to Explore, the Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island Trail Guide.