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Essex County (Ontario)

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Essex County [6] is in Ontario, Canada. Offering unique outdoor activities, wonderful communities and fascinating historic sites. This region has one of the longest growing seasons in Candada, offering great food and drink. The Lake Erie Shore and Pelee Island viticulture areas offer 13 wineries and the Canadian Club Distillary.



Other destinations


Essex County has a history of conserative Mennonites residing here since 1786. They emigrated to Ontario (then known as Upper Canada) from the United States after the American Revolution in 1776. They came from Pennsylvania, home to Mennonite immigrants since 1683 and who have prospered here since.

Duty Free Shopping

The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel.


Get in

By air

By boat

The Pelee Islander, tel: 1-800-661-2220. Daily trips to Sandusky and mainland Ontario, Canada. Service to Sandusky is limited to once daily during the summer months, and is further restricted during the spring and fall. Advance vehicle reservations.

The MV Jiimaan, [7]. The largest passenger ferry along the Lake Erie route to Pelee Island, to the foot of Jackson St., Sandusky, Ohio. From Leamington, Canada, Kingsville Govt. Dock, Ontario, Canada and Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada.

  • Marinas

By bus

By car

From Detroit:

  • Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Take the tunnel. [8] Between Detroit and Windsor connecting the US Interstates I-95, I 96 and I 75 to Ontario's Highway 401, it is one of the fastest routes between Ontario and the United States.
  • Ambassador Bridge The worlds longest international suspension bridge.

Get around


  • Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum, Located at Co-An Park, 11071 11th Concession, McGregor, +1 519 726-0606 [9] Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Show, John Deere brand tractors and equipment, also includes a flea market, craft and food vendors, and a bake sale. Three-day event held the second weekend in August.
  • Serbian Heritage Museum 6770 Tecumseh Rd. E. Windsor +1 519 944-4884 M-Fr 12/4p. Exhibits change every three to four months.





  • D'Angelo Estate Winery, 5141 5th Concession (Amherstburg), +1-519-736-7959 (fax: +1-519-736-1912), [1].
  • Sanson Estate Winery, 9238 Walker Road (McGregor,), +1-519-726-9609, [2]. Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00.
  • Erie Shore Winery, 410 County Road 50 West (Harrow,), +1-519-738-9858, [3]. Monday - Friday: 13:00 - 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00.
  • Colio Estate Wines Inc., Address (Harrow, off of Walker Road), Winery:+1-519-738-2241, Tour center: +1-519-738-9318 (, fax: +1-519-738-3070), [4].
  • Pelee Island Winery, 455 Seacliff Drive (County Road #20) (Kingsville,), +1-519-733-6551 (, fax: +1-519-733-6553), [5]. Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 18:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 (Tours: Daily at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00). Tours: Adults $5, Seniors $4.

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