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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Self-guided Trails

Self-guided Trails
Explore the park trails and find rarities and mysteries as well as what Point Pelee is known for, a migration mecca! Click here to view the park trail maps .

Marsh Boardwalk – 1 km (loop), 45 minutes
Boardwalk with observation tower and telescopes. Walk along the floating boardwalk and view the most diverse habitat in the park, where cattails, red-winged blackbirds and painted turtles are abundant.

Centennial Bike & Hike Trail – 4 km, (2 hours one-way)
Shaded, winding trail takes you on a journey through dry forest, beach and savannah. The trail extends from Marsh Boardwalk to Visitor Centre.

DeLaurier Homestead & Trail – 1.2 km (loop), 50 minutes
Historic house and barn with exhibits and artifacts featuring a small part of the park's cultural and human heritage. Trail leads to open fields, cedar savannah, and swamp forest. View the eagle nesting platform from the observation tower.

Chinquapin Oak Trail – 4 km (loop), 2 hours
Access from Tilden Woods Trail or near White Pine picnic area. Links to Centennial Bike & Hike Trail to create the loop. On the trail, view mixed dry forest that includes the Chinquapin oak, a southern species that grows as far south as the cloud forests of Mexico.

Shuster Trail – 0.5 km, 15 minutes
Begins along Tilden Woods Trail and keeps going straight to East Barrier Beach. Watch for bald eagles scanning the water's edge at dusk.

Tilden Woods Trail – 1 km (loop), 45 minutes
Begins at the northeast corner of the Visitor Centre parking lot. Viewmature swamp forest and cedar savannah. The boardwalks will keep your feet dry in spring as you enjoy wildflowers like Spring Beauty and Trillium.

Woodland Nature Trail – 2.75 km (loop), 1 hour
Begins behind the Visitor Centre. Stroll through the oldest forest habitat in the park. A self-guide booklet detailing the features of this trail is available for purchase at the Nature Nook Gift Store.

Tip Trail – 1 km (loop), 20-40 minutes
Shuttle from Visitor Centre drops you off at the Tip's outdoor exhibit from April to October. Walk to the most southern point of mainland Canada. A wondrous place to view spring bird and fall monarch, dragonfly and bird migrations.