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.

Click here to view the park trail maps.

Marsh Boardwalk – 1 km (loop), approx. 45 minutes
Boardwalk with observation tower and telescopes. View the most diverse habitat in the park and get lost in a world of cattail mats, turtles and lily pads. Note that the tower is not accessible.
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.

Click here to view the park trail maps.

Cactus Field Footpath
Access footpath from the Chinquapin Oak Trail. See the massive Eastern Cottonwood, restored savannah and Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus.
Redbud Footpath
Located in the middle of the Woodland Nature trail, take a hike down this trail near the end of May to see the beautiful flowers of the Redbud tree.
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.

Cycling trails 

Bike the whole park on our trail system which is accessible from most picnic areas.

Click here to view the park cycling trail maps.

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
This 6 km trail travels between the park entrance and the Visitor Centre.
Anders Loop
Start at the Visitor Centre or DeLaurier to complete this 4.5 km loop.
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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