Why just visit? Make it your home!
Nature and Wildlife:
Explore 400 acres at the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Cedar Creek Conservation Area provides excellent eagle watching. Point Pelee National Park is renowned for the spring and fall migrations of birds and monarch butterflies. A 1.5 hour ferry ride from the Kingsville Harbour, Pelee Island supports many rare species of plants and wildlife.
Hiking, Biking, and Trails:
The Chrysler Canada Greenway is a 48 km, multi-use trail that extends through Kingsville. Cycling along the north shore of Lake Erie, you’ll find captivating views and quaint waterfront communities. See our region’s protected woodland, marshland and waterway areas by bike or foot. Along the way you’ll find friendly locals who like to stay active.
Golfing and Curling:
The Kingsville Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole course with a rolling terrain and more than 200 bird species and wildlife. Orchard View Golf Course is an 18-hole (par 72) course with tree lined fairways and elevated greens. Belleview Golf Club is an 18-hole (par 72) course featuring natural undulating fairways running along-side the Belle River. The Curling Club of Kingsville is open from October to April and is a member of the Ontario Curling Association.
Watersports are a favourite pastime at Kingsville-on-the-Lake! Cedar Island Marina and Yacht Club is a great spot for boating and sailing. Launch your kayak or canoe at Cedar Creek Conservation Area, one of the most beautiful areas in the region. A leisurely trip to Cedar Beach takes about one hour and affords many spectacular views.
Beaches and Parks:
Kingsville has more than 45 hectares of parklands. Stroll through Lakeside Park, a waterfront oasis with mature trees, walking paths, gardens, gazebos, and beach access. As Canada’s southernmost region, our mild climate means many months of short-sleeve weather.
Rooted in Agriculture:
Called Canada’s “Paradise Garden”, the Essex region has 132,737 hectares of farmland and 720 hectares of greenhouses. Kingsville and Leamington have the largest cluster of greenhouse vegetable production in North America! Buy fresh fruits and vegetables from roadside stands throughout our lovely countryside.
Wineries and Vineyards:
Our region is located in one of the world’s fine wine zone. Our EPIC wineries on the Lake Erie North Shore are one of three official wine growing regions in Ontario. Tour Kingsville’s four award-winning wineries and enjoy tastings and events.
Pelee Island Winery is Canada’s largest estate-owned winery with approximately 243 hectares of vineyards. At Aleksander Estate Winery the focus is on making small batch, high quality wines that capture the characteristics of each vintage. Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery specializes in fruit wines. Mastronardi Estate Winery is dedicated to high quality VQA wines.
Festivals and Events:
Celebrate bird migration at the Kingsville Migration Festival. Fantasy of Lights Festival is a six week celebration of the Christmas season. Professionally decorated for the holiday season, the Christmas House Tour is a self-guided tour of Kingsville’s beautiful homes. It’s all family fun at the annual Cottam Horse Show & Fall Festival and Ruthven Apple Festival.
Take the Heritage Walking Tour and discover 32 properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The Jack Miner Museum houses the Miner Family memorabilia from the late 1800’s. The Kingsville Historical Park & Museum holds memories of the Windsor & Essex County Veterans who served in all of the nation’s conflicts.
Live Concerts and Performing Arts:
The Sun Parlour Folk Music Society brings the best in live music to the region. Enjoy world-class performances with events like the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, held annually the second weekend of August. The Kingsville Migration Hall has earned a reputation as one of the top destinations for musical and theatrical entertainment in Essex County.
Discover our acclaimed dining scene with over 40 restaurants. Choose from homemade pasta and gourmet pizza, fresh steak and seafood, perch and pickerel, signature burgers, sushi and many more culinary delights. This is the best dining spot in Essex County!
Enjoy a small-town vibe at one of our popular bars and pubs. There’s always a crowd on the weekend. Kingsville is also within reach of the best nightlife in Southern Ontario, in downtown Windsor. Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino offers great gaming and entertainment.
Bed and Breakfast Operations:
A warm climate and even warmer hospitality await you in “Canada’s Southernmost Town”. Travelers have retreated to Kingsville-on-the-Lake for over a century. From hotel, motel, inn, and bed and breakfast operations, you’ll find a place to call your home-away-from-home.
Cottages and Campgrounds:
Cottagers have always been drawn to Kingsville-on-the-Lake, lured here by the captivating Lake Erie and relaxed lifestyle. Travel the roads that hug Lake Erie and you’ll discover quaint cottage neighbourhoods. Rent a cottage on a beautiful private sandy beach or camp amid acres of rolling hills and beautiful streams.