Located about an hour from the American border on the Detroit River, Point Pelee National Park has plenty to explore in every season.
Point Pelee National Park (parks.canada.ca) is the southernmost point of mainland Canada, inviting you to walk out on the spit of sand at the very tip that bends and shifts with the wind and the waves.
There are 24 oTENTik sites in Point Pelee that offer basic overnights in a cross between a cabin and a tent. Use them as your cozy base for hiking or snowshoeing.
Birding is at its peak here both in the spring and fall, with almost 400 species of birds having been recorded. Visit during the Festival of Birds in May to join a guided hike.
Kayak or canoe through the marsh alongside frogs and turtles or explore more than 7 miles of bike trails. Then, hit the sand at Point Pelee North West Beach to relax.
The park was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve in 2006 and has 11 Dark Sky Nights a year when it’s open till midnight, including Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.