Windsor Parks & Gardens
This park features one of Windsor's most classic and elegant gardens which has won an Ontario Parks Association Award for the best lighted garden in Ontario. Covers 65 acres, with four of those acres occupied by the formal Rose Gardens, where visitors can find over 12,000 rose bushes among 450 varieties. The WWII Lancaster bomber, a central attraction in the Park, honours those who lost their lives in overseas conflicts. In an adjacent park, there are barbecue pits and play areas for the kids.
Located in the Sculpture Capital of Canada, the Odette Sculpture Park is a display of large scale all season sculptures. Internationally recognized sculptors have created a collection of sculptures that stretch for more than 3.5 kilometres along the Detroit River. A definite must-visit open air art experience.
Hours: Open daily 8am-5pm or by appointment. One of the best fall birding sites in North America. This 546 acre nature reserve contains over 2,000 feet of beaches, picnic areas, a 2km trail along the edge of Big Creek Marsh. Known as North America's premiere spot to view the fall migration of raptors (birds of prey). 'Festival of Hawks'event takes place in September.
Coventry Gardens and Peace Fountain
This park occupies 10 acres of created park land and is located directly across from Detroit's Belle Isle. During the summer months, Coventry Gardens attracts crowds of people who enjoy viewing the spectacular Peace Fountain, with its ever-changing patterns of coloured lights and water sprays. The Fountain is a photographer's delight (in operation from end May to early October).
Pelee Island, in Lake Erie, is Canada's most southerly inhabited point, with pristine beaches, natural areas and a leisurely pace that beckons you to stay and enjoy the local hospitality and attractions. Rent a bike, have some lunch or visit our local winery. Go for a day, or stay overnight (B&Bs, inns, camping). For ferry info call 1-800-661-2220.