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“More Time Needed”

Point Pelee National Park
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Leamington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1918, this small yet popular park is home to a variety of trees and birds.
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“More Time Needed”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Undiscovered gem. We were there on a Thur. and it felt like we had the park to ourselves. Wish we had more time and bikes to take it all in. The beaches looked great and deserted.

Visited July 2012
Thank Praden
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Wallaceburg, Canada
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“A Tree Museum”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

This park has gone down hill over the years.To end up like this is really sad.I remember a time when this park had cottages and a camp ground where you could stay a night or two, so you could live with"nature",my appreciation of nature came from these experiences.But the so called authorities said this park was to fragile for that so they took out the cottages (except the ones the park staff use)and the campground so no one wakes up to the sound of birds scurring across your cabin roof in the morning or the soothing sound of the waves from the lake in the background as you prepare for sleep at night.Yes the butterflies still come as they did years ago and the birds still sing but now you have to get up very early and travel to get there.I visited this park on July 4th this year and the beaches were deserted except for couple of people,the marsh walk is so unused that the boards have been turned white by the birds,and the prices to "enjoy"these things has become completely disportionate to what is offered.There is an old song which has a line"they took all the trees and put them in a tree museum" well that is this park except it cost a lot more than a buck and a half to see them!

Visited July 2012
6 Thank Homebody70
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437 reviews
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“A Treasure Hidden way From Too Many People”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is one of the most remarkable places in southern ontario. A gem--an island of paradise in a world of traffic. Most people rush to the Tip--Canada's most southerlu mainland land mass--but the real treasures are along the various nature trails and, of course, the West Beach. Avoid Agust when the stable flies are biting--but catch October when the Monarchs are passing through. oh Yes, Canada's best biriding spot!

Visited April 2012
3 Thank NamutKwu
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London, Canada
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“Off season for migratory birds but still worth a visit”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Understanding that this is a time of year when there are non of the spectacular bird migrations that have made this park the park is still worth a visit given its unique location. We have biked in the park in the past and then again and while it is not an extensive ride the flat down and back is pleasurable. Not a great place to swim as you take your life in your hands with currents toward the end and the thousands of seagulls that walk and otherwise contribute to beach and water on the rest of the island. The park has a great marsh area that can be worked through on foot or canoe. Again this is a season specific park.

Visited June 2012
Thank cboydell
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“the Park”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

A park that's close to nature and not overly busy with tourists

Visited June 2012
Thank Mike V
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