Hiking, Walking, Photography & Nature Tours
Parks Canada: Point Pelee National Park Self-guided Trails
Explore the park trails and find rarities and mysteries as well as what Point Pelee is known for: a migration mecca! Offering eight different trails to satisfy all ages and abilities, ranging from 15 minutes to two hours.
The Festival of Birds at Point Pelee
May 1 to 22, 2017
Each May, the Friends of Point Pelee and Point Pelee National Park host the Festival of Birds, with bird hikes, guest speakers, presentations and workshops. Learn the finer points of bird identification, check out the local flora, discover local hotspots and learn about efforts to restore habitat for birds in Essex County. If you are new to birding, start with Birding 101, where you will find out the basics of bird identification, key tools and secrets to successful birding at Point Pelee. Other programs include Warbler ID, Birdsong Basics, Hawk ID and a Wildflower Walk. Many of these popular programs are free and require no advance registration.
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
The 2016 Festival of Birds Regional Discovery Guide is a must-have as you explore our region, covering must-see, must-do activities and special offers from a variety of local businesses. Of course, we’ve tonnes of birds to see after the festival too, so a great resource year-round.
Copies are available at the Point Pelee Visitor Centre, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island’s Main Office, or view the 2017 Festival of Birds Regional Discovery Guide online.
Essex County Tours: Pelee Island
Offering group tours and fieldtrips for individuals, as well as bus and charter tours. Includes The Pelee Island Tour, Canada's Most Southern Bus Tour, where you will learn island history, see the sights, unique points of interest and have some fun as we tour the island. This tour includes a nature hike to the Old Lighthouse. For those of you who are unable to or would prefer not to hike. There is a nice area between Lake Henry and Lake Erie where you can enjoy the Lakes and natural beauty of Pelee Island while the other members of the tour are hiking to the Old Lighthouse. Receive a Complementary Pelee Island Wine Tour & Tasting Pass with each Pelee Island Tour. Prices vary.
Explore Pelee and its local tour guides will show you all the secret, magical spots of the island and give historical accounts of life in Canada’s most southern community. Options include birding, bike and heritage tours for groups and individuals.
Ontario Trail Council: Southwestern Ontario Trails
Includes an extensive list of trails, broken into sections for Hiking & Walking, Camping & Backpacking, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling–Offroad, Cycling–Roads & Paths, Dog Sledding, Downhill Skiing, Equestrian, Geocaching, Motorcycling, Running, Rock Climbing, Snowmobiling, and Snowshoeing & Backcountry.
Murdo's Getaway Horse & Carriage Service
Add something memorable to your special day, create a touch of elegance and fun for a special event, or enjoy a leisurely tour of selected Lake Erie area wineries in a horse and carriage. Includes day tours designed for families and winery tours for couples or small groups. The website also profiles the family of horses that you will escort you, including Stormy, Star and Sophie.
Steve Pike Nature Photography
Nature photography site of Steve Pike, expert tour guide of Point Pelee Tours. Steve started birding at the age of 13 and is now into his 28th year, gaining knowledge over the years at Point Pelee and throughout North, Central and South America. His sightings include over 330 species at Point Pelee, 643 for North America, and over 3,500 species worldwide. Steve is knowledgeable in his other specialty, Butterflies and Moths. He excels at Nature Photography and his resume lists many published and award winning photos.