Biking in Point Pelee National Park


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July 18th 2019
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Point Pelee National Park


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
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This sandbar is the tip of Point Pelee
sharp turns.





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.



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beach at the end. note the waves/currents
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this tower is near the very end.
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centennial trail
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one of the beach areas


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