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Published: August 11th 2019
Cycling in Point Pelee National Park
Point Pelee National Park (Centennial Trail) Location: Leamington, Ontario Surface: fine crushed limestone Distance: 10+ km Washrooms/Water: Yes Signage: Yes Free Internet: Yes at visitor centre
Point Pelee National Park is Canada’s smallest national park and shaped like an upside-down triangle as the point juts out into Lake Erie.
Entry fee is around $7.00
Once you enter the park entrance there are many places to park. The first one is at Sanctuary lookout.
70%!o(MISSING)f the park consists of marsh, dominated by cattails and ponds. About 1/5 of the land is forested and the Centennial trail
is mostly under this forest canopy.
From park entrance to tip is 10 km on the Centennial bike and hike trail.
The trail is made of fine crushed limestone dust. In a few places it is thick sand, so be aware. The last 2.5 km is on paved road, with no vehicles allowed..
The trail is winding with short hills and you must be careful with the many
pelee point nat pk (4)
This sandbar is the tip of Point Pelee
Most of the trail is in shade morning and afternoon. There are many beach areas but there are currents and often rough waves.
There are lots of bathrooms along the way (off the trail and sometimes on the trail)
Signs on the trail give directions to various footpaths, beaches and boardwalks.
The trail ends at the Visitor Centre
and then you ride on a paved road with only cyclists, walkers and trolley allowed.
At the visitor centre there is water and washrooms as well as free wifi. More PHotos below ......
Tot: 0.481s; Tpl: 0.017s; cc: 14; qc: 59; dbt: 0.0175s; 1; m:saturn w:www (22.214.171.124); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.4mb