The waterfronts of Ontario’s Southwest are best known for summer fun at world-class beaches, but visit in the fall and you’ll discover plenty of other great recreational activities near our coasts and waterways.
Trip Inspiration | Self-Guided Birding Sites
Explore the Windsor waterfront and discover Pelee Island on this 3-day tour.
Itinerary highlights: fabulous food, a sculpture park, cycling through Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) wine country, exploring Pelee Island and birding.
Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park.
Rondeau Provincial Park boasts 335 bird species including the endangered Prothonotary Warbler and rarities like Townsend’s Solitaire, Yellow-throated Warbler and Painted Bunting. It’s a perfect choice for a relaxing birding escape with some delightful diversions on the side.
Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park.
Pinery Provincial Park's sunsets, which have been ranked among the world’s top ten by National Geographic Magazine, will be the icing on the cake after a day exploring this beautiful park. It’s rare habitats provide shelter and space for 319 different species of birds, 124 of which have nested in the park.
Reconnect on a romantic Pelee Island Escape.
Using Windsor as your starting point, explore Erie County’s wine region by bike on a Wine Trail Ride. Each Wine Trail Ride includes winery tastings, tours, a guide, support vehicle and a meal made with local foods produced in the region.
These breezy driving routes make for amazing fall road trips
Crisp air. Falling leaves. Hot apple cider in hand. Nothing says fall like a weekend road trip touring through small town Ontario. This year, slow down and celebrate harvest season in Ontario’s Southwest on one of these great routes.
Fun ways to get out and play with some birds of prey this fall
Ontario’s Southwest is home to some of the best hawk watching in North America and the fall is one of the best times to sight these amazing birds as they begin their migration south.
An insider’s guide to best birding bets for experiencing the spring migration.
Did you know you’re just a short drive away from one of the world’s best locations for experiencing the spring migration of over 270 species of birds?