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Point Pelee National Park is a great destination for any traveller. Only 20 square kilometres in area, two thirds of which is marsh, the park is comprised of a variety of habitats from beaches to forest to marsh and back again. The park is open year round with hours depending on the season. Entrance fees also apply and vary from individual to group costs. Annual passes are also available.
Point Pelee has various activities from birding, hiking and biking to canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Also available are guided tours and historical exhibits as well as programs for children. Services include wheelchair accessible sites, public telephone, parking and services in English as well as French.
Spring provides an excellent oportunity to enjoy the blooming and budding of the different plants that grow at the park. Also a time to participate in the annual Festival of the Birds. A three week festival that includes hikes, workshops as well as guest speakers. An event to attend for anyone.
During the summer take a walk along the marsh boardwalk and enjoy the songs of the red-winged blackbird and see the many barn swallows as you walk by the marsh tower. Take a hike down the DeLaurier trail and the many species of butterflies. The Woodland Nature Trail allows you to see the many different types of trees that call Point Pelee their home. Also take a walk down to the most southern tip of Canada; an experience no visitor should miss.
During the fall don't miss the the annual migration of the monarch butterfly. Hundreds of butterflies fill the evening air. Also migrating in the fall are the birds, a great time to come out and see the rarities as well as the common birds of southern Ontario.
Winter is the perfect time to come out and take a stroll in the park. Enjoy a nice quiet walk to the tip or skate on the marsh, weather permitting.