Discover a landscape filled with natural wonders.

With literally thousands of acres of green space and over 200 parks woven into our communities and neighbourhoods, there are at least that many reasons to get outside. Walk, run, blade or bike the riverfront paths. Traverse the urban, suburban or naturalized parkland of the Ganatchio Trail, Malden Park, Windsor’s Riverfront and Chrysler Canada Greenway. Stand on the southernmost point of mainland Canada at Point Pelee National Park*
*FREE admission with the Parks Canada Discovery Pass, available in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at various locations (including Tourism Information Centres throughout Windsor and Essex County)

Andrew Murray O’Neil Memorial

This Conservation Area is a walking trail that combines a former section of rail way and an adjacent forest that makes for an enjoyable walk through a variety of habitats. *Note: From Highway 3 turn left at the traffic lights…

Big Creek Conservation Area

Only 6 kilometres from Holiday Beach Conservation Area and draining into Lake Erie, Big Creek is located at the western tip of Lake Erie.

Cedar Creek Conservation Area

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…

Chrysler Canada Greenway Trail

Great for biking, hiking, birding, cross country, skiing and more. The 50-kilometre Chrysler Canada Greenway travels through Essex County. This nature trail comprises the southernmost link of the Trans Canada Trail.

City of Windsor – Recreation, Culture & Parks

The City of Windsor Parks and Recreation offers hundreds of leisure programs for people of all ages in its network of community centres, pools and arenas, plus quality facilities…

Colchester Beach

Colchester Beach Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, Colchester Beach is one of Essex County’s cleanest and most attractive beaches. As part of Colchester Harbour, the beach is adjacent to a Pirate Ship Playground and Splash Pad. An…

Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay Crystal Bay is situated in the Detroit River adjacent to Amherstburg. The strong river current forks around its northern end, leaving a quiet and sheltered lagoon in the center. Wildlife seen in the area includes mallards, kingfishers, blue…

CWATS – County Wide Active Transportation System

CWATS, the County Wide Active Transportation System, is a travel strategy for pedestrians and cyclists. The County of Essex has partnered with the seven local municipalities, the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and the…

Cypher Systems Group Greenway

Cypher Systems Group Greenway Because of the success of the initial Greenway trail, in 2001, CN donated an additional 26 kilometre stretch of abandoned rail line that stretches from Amherstburg to the urban centre of Essex and intersects with the existing…

Devonwood Conservation Area

It’s hard to believe this unique woodland is located in an urban centre! Enter this natural area and feel the stresses of life melting away. Located in the City of Windsor, Devonwood features more than 4.5 kilometres of trails promote healthy…


ONE REGION. COUNTLESS STORIES.

333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C5
Toll Free: 1.800.265.3633
info@tourismwindsoressex.com