Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. It is a quick 45 minute drive once you cross over the Ambassador Bridge (for those of you who live near Detroit). It was roughly $8.00 per person to enter the park, and is surely worth it. The paths were breathtaking and nicely shaded by all of the trees.
Point Pelee is the southern most point in Ontario, and has a very nice climate with a large variety of plants. We did notice that there were tons of butterflies as well. The trail leading up the point is paved so you can hike or bike. There is also a complementary shuttle that runs back and forth from the visitor center to the point. Note: The final trail leading up to the point is not paved.
There are many gorgeous photo opportunities along the way.
There is also a beautiful trail through the marsh that features a lookout point. We unfortunately ran out of time and didn’t get the chance to experience it, but we will definitely be back this summer to check it out.
If you’re hungry after this long hike (which you will be) I highly recommend heading to Paula’s Fish Place. It is about 1.6km from the park, and has the best Lake Eerie perch I have ever had. Reasonable pricing and super friendly staff as well! 🙂