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One Tank Trip for Southeast Ontario Camping
As one of Canada's most heavily populated provinces, Ontario is also a prime destination for travelers because of its abundance of cultural and recreational activities and breathtaking beauty. Outdoor enthusiasts, sightseers, and those looking for a more metropolitan getaway, will all find something in Ontario to mesmerize them!
Amherstburg is positioned near the Detroit River, as well as the mouth of Lake Erie. Campsites here are plentiful and placed right in the heart of some majestic outdoor life. Visitors who frequent this area comment on how tranquil it is. Walk along the waterside shopping boulevard, or take a tour of this historic town with buildings that are more than a century old. Enjoy the vibrant colors and fragrances to be found in the botanical garden, or take part in any of the festivals that are always going on in town. It’s easy to see why this area is growing in popularity as a tourist destination.
Leaving Amherstburg via the eastbound CR-20, cruise along 24 miles until you come to Kingsville, which is within walking distance of Lake Erie. This charming town is filled to its borders with Victorian architecture, so feel free to walk through the streets and admire. Take a ferry for a day trip out to Pelee Island or enjoy a sample of some of the region’s best wines, courtesy of the local wineries that populate the area. This place is rife with wildlife sanctuaries, so get your fill of observing small mammals and bird life in their natural habitats.
Continuing our one tank trip, go east on the CR-20, it’s another 5 miles to the eastbound CR-34, which you’ll take the remaining 3 miles into Leamington. This is a bird lover’s paradise, especially in the spring when the feathered flocks begin their migration into the area. You can also get up close with several different species of butterflies, particularly of the majestic monarch variety. The Marina Park Promenade offers shops and dining, or you can drop a fishing line in the water from off the pier, or rent a boat and take a relaxing cruise across the water.
An eight-mile eastbound drive on the CR-34 brings you into Wheatley, your final Ontario RV camping stop on this route through southeast Ontario. In addition to being close to Lake Erie, Wheatley has several parks, with over 20 miles of trails that take you on a winding boardwalk path through forests and hills. This town is considered by bird watching enthusiasts to be the best spot in Ontario for spotting birds, and apparently the fish are biting pretty well here, too.
Other Area Sponsors in Ontario:
Quinte's Isle Campark
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
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