Small Town Video Series: Tecumseh

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

Please contact any business prior to planning a visit.

Join us in discovering Tecumseh, Ontario by watching the fifth installment in the ‘Small Town Getaways’ series, created in conjunction with Ontario’s Southwest and Arienne from See You Soon Travel. Situated along the shores of Lake St. Clair the town, named after Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, is rich in history and is the ideal weekend getaway for those who also love to spend time outdoors. Let’s  take a look at what a getaway to Tecumseh is like!

With 65 acres of green space at Lakewood Park, there is plenty to explore outdoors while in Tecumseh! Explore the trails, gardens and even relax a while on the sandy waterfront beach.  Hit the greens in not the usual way and try your hand at the 18-hole Tecumseh Disc Golf course.  The course is free to use and players of all ages are welcome to enjoy it! If you wanna take full advantage of Lake St. Clair, Urban Surf Co. is the way to go! From kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board rentals and evening sunset paddles, spending some time on the water is a great way to explore.  For those who prefer to spend their time on land, they’ve got you covered with their pedal-assist cruiser bike rentals and suggested routes for you to explore the area.

If you’ve worked up an appetite while you’re exploring there are plenty of great places to refuel in Tecumseh. Serving up smoothies and iced drinks, make sure to hit up Maverick’s Cold Bar, located onsite at Urban Surf or grab yourself a delicious, plant-based and gluten-free meal at Healthy Mama! Don’t forget to peruse their pantry shop for grocery items and packaged versions of their menu available to take home!  If thin crust pizza is more your thing, grab a bite and pair it with one of the award winning craft beers brewed onsite at FRANK Brewing Co.  Satisfy your sweet tooth at Slinky’s Ice Cream & Yogurt with both hard and soft serve cold treats – the hardest part may be choosing which flavour to get!

Make sure to set some time aside to explore some of the boutique shops around town!  For discerning shoppers looking for products that are ethically and environmentally responsible, make sure to visit Ocean Bottom Soap with their handcrafted all-natural, chemical free soaps and personal care products.  Shop Eco, a beauty and wellness store, also specializes in clean ingredients and small batch products for your home and body.  For the home decor enthusiast, stop in to The Dandelion for a wide assortment of home accessories, rustic painted furniture and the well-loved Annie Sloan chalk paint perfect for your next DIY project.

And although the sailboat “Botel” is currently closed for the 2020 season, there are certainly other accommodations close to town to make your stay enjoyable!


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