Point Pelee National Park
Hiking and walking trails
Park trails are 1.5 m wide, surfaced with crushed gravel and boardwalks, suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
Marsh Boardwalk – 1 km (loop), approx. 45 minutes
DeLaurier Homestead & Trail – 1.2 km (loop), approx. 50 minutes
Discover 10,000 years of Point Pelee’s dynamic human history from the First Peoples through to homesteaders, farmers, fishermen and cottagers.
Chinquapin Oak Trail – 4 km (loop), approx. 2 hours
Access from Visitor Centre parking lot or White Pine Picnic area. View mixed dry forest that includes Chinquapin Oak, a species found as far south as the cloud forests of Mexico.
Shuster Trail – 0.5 km, approx. 15 minutes
The serenity of the East Barrier Beach will leave you feeling refreshed. Keep in mind there are no visitor amenities.
Tilden Woods Trail – 1 km (loop), approx. 45 minutes
View mature swamp forest and savannah.
Boardwalks keep your feet dry in spring as you enjoy wildflowers like Spring Beauty and May Apples.
Woodland Nature Trail – 2.75 km (loop), approx. 1 hour
Stroll through the oldest forest habitat in the park. A self-guided booklet is available at the Visitor Centre during operating hours.
Tip Trail – 1 km (loop), approx. 20-40 minutes
Shuttle service from Visitor Centre April to October. Walk to the most southern point of mainland Canada.
Note the shuttle is wheelchair and walker accessible.
For the more adventurous, we offer a series of footpaths that are narrow and unsurfaced with uneven and wet sections.
Cactus Field Footpath
Sparrow Field Footpath
This area is great for sparrow viewing during migration. The restored savannah provides many nectaring plants for butterflies, another highlight of this footpath.
West Beach Footpath
Wind your way down savannah and beach habitat along the western shoreline.
Bike the whole park on our trail system which is accessible from most picnic areas.
Please note: the Anders and Chinquapin Loops are available seasonally, closed to cycling during spring birding season, mid April through May.
Centennial Hike and Bike Trail
Chinquapin Oak Loop
This 2.7 km bike trail is easily accessed from White Pine or the Visitor Centre. Be sure to check out Cactus Field along the way.
Bike to the Tip
You can bike to the Tip on the road, which is closed to vehicle traffic when the shuttle is in operation. Trails south of the Visitor Centre are reserved for walking.
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