With such a variety of destinations, attractions and trails, exploring Essex County, Windsor area and Pelee Island by bike will be sure to appeal to all types of riders with a range interests.
- The wine connoisseur will be appreciate the temperate climate that is well suited to grape growing, putting the area's 20 vineyards on the map.
- History buff's can visit a number of heritage buildings and museums including Fort Malden and the North American Black History Museum in Amherstburg, the Canadian Club Brand Centre and Hiram Walker's Walkerville in Windsor and more.
- Nature lovers can spend days roaming the Pelee Island National Park, a 7km long peninsula, with marsh boardwalks, bird watching and in the fall viewing the thousands of migratory Monarch butterflies.
- Island hoppers can enjoy the extra getaway by ferry, taking them to quiet country roads, farmland and beaches on Pelee Island.
- Food tasters can discover where many of Ontario's fruit orchards are located, stopping at farm stalls and restaurants, using local produce enroute, plus lean why Leamington is tomato capital of Canada.
- Trail riders can cycle from the outskirts of Windsor to Harrow and on to Kingsville on the Chrysler Greenway, and also follow the new Waterfront Trail that takes in much of the 200km of Lake Erie, Detroit River, Lake St Clair shorelines in the County (more info below).
With a whole lot more to see and do across the County learn more at Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.
Get there and back with VIA Rail Bike Train now offered 5 days a week on trains with baggage service.
Or rent a bike and sign up for a guided bike tour with either Wine Trail Rides or Farm Dog Cycles and let the locals show you their secret spots and top ride routes.
The Welcome Cyclists Network has recently expanded to the area, visit our Great Places to Cycle page for all types of ride, routes and maps including info and locations of certified bicycle friendly businesses to eat, visit and stop overnight. www.welcomecyclists.ca/windsoressexpelee