Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve

Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve

Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve
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Alex Linken
Windsor, Canada129 contributions
Aug 2022
Hiked the trail to the lighthouse here, and couldn't have asked for more. It starts as a nice hike through some beautiful forest and marsh area, before a multiple hundred meter walk on a stunning beach towards the lighthouse, with Lake Erie by your side! In terms of wildlife watching, it's great for seeing shorebirds and water snakes. Lighthouse at the end is nothing special, but cool to see, and to get a picture. If you happen to be on Pelee Island, checking this place out is very much worth it!
Written September 15, 2022
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Scott Spiegelberg
Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
Sept 2020
I just did the hike the Lighthouse yesterday on a warm mid-September day (23C, 73F) and didn't encounter the complaints I've read above. It all depends on when you go. For me it was a pleasant and easy hike through the woods of the Lighthouse Point Provincial Nature Reserve. They have wooden walkways over the swampy parts. Then you come out to the beach a few hundred meters from the lighthouse and I had no problem whatsoever walking along the beach the entire way to get to it. In fact, there was at least 20+ feet from the water to the woods. So no, the water level isn't so high all the time that you have to bushwack through the woods and go off trail (and get mucky or scratched up) to get to the lighthouse. Second, no the bugs aren't bad. I brought bug spray but never needed to put it on and didn't get bit. I suppose it's worse in the summer, I don't know. But Spring and Fall you should be good. As for the lighthouse, it's okay. It's closed of course. It won't blow your mind. There's no amazing view that's much different than other places on the island. Just go to say you've been there. The fun is in the journey, not the destination. So rent a bike (from Comfortech Bike Rentals near where the boat docks) and go!
Written September 17, 2020
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Laurie H
Goderich, Canada25 contributions
Aug 2019
High water levels made the trail to the lighthouse inaccessible. Warnings of blue green algae and relentless black flies made us glad we hadn’t rented a cottage! Try when water levels recede.
Written August 15, 2019
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Sherri M
45 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nice walk out to the lighthouse, however lots of bugs once we were walking along the beach. I guess we should have had bug spray.
Written October 8, 2018
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Mireille D.-O.
Peterborough, Canada264 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We paddled from the beach access on the North road, all along the ridge that separates the marsh, and to the beautiful lighthouse. It was wonderful. We even got to see the rare Lake Erie Watersnake!
Written July 25, 2018
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Patricia R
Farmington, UT833 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Only when we were heading back from the lighthouse to get our bikes, we saw the sign saying the lighthouse trail was closed. Shame on us!
I was about to write that the trail isn’t “flat and easy” as it was stated on the board. Perhaps it is. The reason why I thought a bit challenging was because of the mud and branches/trees along the way. We weren’t supposed to be there, though.

I don’t know how long it took us to go in and out of the trail. For sure, it didn’t take us 45minutes, as it is also stated on the board by the trail head.

I’d say everything was beautiful and worth the treacherous walk/climb to get to the lighthouse.
Written June 25, 2018
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WJC_TDOT
Unionville, Canada66 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Because of the rain last night, part of the trail was a bit muddy. Total time from the entrance to the light house and back was about 30mins. We couldn't get right up to the lighthouse as the water level was a bit high at one point. It's not like you could've gone up it anyway as it's not open. The coolest thing we saw on the walk were a bunch of turtles resting on a log.
Written May 20, 2018
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Julie-Rory W
Aylmer, Canada13 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Lovely you lark a little down the east shore Rd an dwalk past the lovely pond and enter the designated trail
Nice little hike through the woods we were lucky and had no bugs that day
Was a little dicey getting to the lighthouse ( we actually missed it the first time so hiked it twice lol) as the water was in the way but we trailed in through
Unfortunately it is boarded up due to some vandalism? But a lovely view would have been really nice to see inside and see the view from up top
But a nice heritage part of pelee and I love lighthouses so for me it was fun
Again this is not a place for ppl looking for entertainment that is more say ' commercial pelee island is meant to be in its natural state ..the idea is to enjoy the quiet and the understated beauty of the island
Written September 13, 2017
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carlast
Ottawa, Ontario37 contributions
Sept 2017 • Couples
A bit treacherous through the water to get there but it was an adventure. You have to walk along the shoreline. The water level is really high. There is no path by land to get to it.
Written September 6, 2017
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Roch65
Ottawa, Canada137 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
I enjoyed our walk to the lighthouse. I quite enjoyed searching for and finding quite a few colourful pieces of beach glass near the lighthouse.
Written September 3, 2017
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LIGHTHOUSE POINT PROVINCIAL NATURE RESERVE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)