Wondering what there is to do this summer in Windsor-Essex? Check out the Logic Executive Search Team’s top summer must do activities in Windsor-Essex.
For myself, I personally enjoy using all the trails that are located around Windsor. Whether you want to go for a walk, a run, a bike ride, a picnic, or anything in between, there are always great views to be seen. I’ve had memories since I was young going around Ganatchio Trail, as I use to have each main and side path memorized. Then as I grew up, I use to train on the hill near Blue Heron Lake, and from there, I’ve taken many trips following the river around Riverside as well, with still so much more to be seen. That’s why I always enjoy what adventures await when the Summer season comes, as it brings with it great views, a great community, and many wildlife animals as well.
Taking advantage of the Lakes surrounding Windsor-Essex County is a must! My favourite way to do this is by kayak. It’s a great workout and a fun way to explore a new area. A spot I have been visiting for years and frequently return to is Peche Island. Peche Island is located on the Detroit River just off the coast of Windsor and is a small 86 acre island. It can only be accessed by boat, so to get across Kayak Cove on Riverside Drive offers a launching spot. Once you arrive it’s a pleasant surprise of clear water and wildlife – turtles, swans, various fish, and other birds. There are also a few beaches on the island and places to park your kayak so you can explore the island on foot. Once on island you can explore ruins of Hiram Walker’s summer house and take a walk through one of the various trails. If you pack a lunch there are also picnic tables, so it’s a great place to take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet before heading back to land.
I enjoy shopping locally during the summer and fall months at all our local markets. The Windsor-Essex community is so lucky to have the opportunity to experience and purchase so many different types of delicious fruits, vegetables, dairy and locally raised meat products raised and grown right in our backyards. Not to mention all the amazing wineries we have locally! My favourites are The Downtown Windsor Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and Mailloux’s Farm Fresh and Vivace Winery in Amherstburg. Make sure you check them out this summer!
Art in the Park marks the unofficial start of summer in Windsor-Essex for over 40 years. Put on by the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), this event is held on the beautiful grounds of Willistead Park and features over 250 artisan, amazing food vendors, music and entertainment, a kids zone, and attracts over 25,000 paid visitors. Because of Art in the Park, the members of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) have been able to raise over $2 million for projects to combat poverty, disease, and illiteracy locally and around the world. This event is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds directly support service projects including local children’s charities, The John McGivney Centre for Children, and Maryvale. A large portion of the proceeds also goes towards the restoration of historic Willistead Manor and its grounds.