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Get to the Point already!

Make sure you take a walk on the beach all the way to the point. Amazing that so many people... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
reedklein
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Detroit, Michigan
So beautiful this time of year.

We have an annual pass and love to go as often as we can. This time of year is especially nice with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

great place to just get away from things, very informative kiosks, many different trails/sites, interesting geology and geography

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Very reasonable entrance fee with lots of areas to picnic. When we went all beaches were closed due to high bacteria count and there was some issue at the point with hundreds of dead fish washed up on shore so we did not go in the water.

We walked on the floating boardwalk and met with one of the friendly staff that stopped to chat and show us some of the plant life.

Canoeing is available but the rates on the website are wrong and it is $ 15 per hour with little break for multiple hours.

There is a free shuttle ride to the point drop off, otherwise the walk is 2 km, and then another 1/2 km to the point.

Lots of trails to explore.

Picnic shelters, tables and flush toilets throughout were all clean.

Would be good to visit for all seasons with each season offering something different.

Park is open all year

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

So we took a weekend, planned a trip, booked a motel, and when we got there, we could only basically wade in the water. The beach has some debris and is not a sandy beach if that is what you are looking for.

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice park, seems well-kept. We brought our bikes and parked at the Marsh Boardwalk parking area. Biked South along the Centennial Trail, until it ended, and then followed the paved road the rest of the way to the location where the tram drops people off. This portion of the road is closed to regular traffic during the summer, so we were only sharing the road with the tram, walkers, and other bikers. The walk from the tram stop to the actual tip was probably 10 or 15 minutes, as the soft sand makes for slow going. We walked on a different trail on the way back (sticking to the West side of the point) and found it to be much more solid ground. Had we known about this path, we would have ridden our bikes down this way. If you do want to walk or bike this way, the entrance to the path is to the right of the tram stop, when facing it from the road. If you go by some big solar panels, you are going the right way. While traveling along Centennial trail, we stopped at a lookout spot to take in the view, but within about 2 seconds we were being viciously attacked by horseflies and all kinds of bugs. They were aggressive! I'm not sure if bug spray would even help. As long as you kept moving, you were fine. On the way back to our car we took the paved road the entire way, and even on the part where we were sharing it with regular vehicle traffic, there were not too many cars. I am a novice biker but found it to be fine. The entire park is also relatively flat (sloped more to the point, so the way down was a bit easier than the way back, but nothing crazy).

There were additional buildings and features to the park that we didn't even explore, but it was still an enjoyable place to spend the afternoon.

1  Thank Dawna V
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Visited during Festival of Birds in May. Lots of excellent opportunities for birding walks lead by Naturalists who are very knowledgeable in birds, insects, flowers etc. Opportunities for beginners as well as experienced birders. Wonderful nature trails. Tram takes visitors close to the tip of Point Pelee for the opportunity to see water birds, shore birds and the most recent arrivals to the park from across Lake Erie. Excellent resources at Visitor Centre. Special pricing during Festival of Birds for use of both Park and Hillman Marsh. Lots of excellent restaurants in town as well.
Friends of Point Pelee offer lunches behind visitor centre to avoid having to pack a lunch and support the Park. Many free talks at visitor centre.

Thank Lindy1820
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