Our most popular activity, walking is enjoyed by way of more than 12 km of park trails. Enjoy themed trails such as the DeLaurier House and Trail, or venture through cedar savannah, dryland and swamp forest on the Woodland Nature Trail.

Trails

Explore the park trails. 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.

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. View mature swamp forest and cedar savannah. The boardwalks will keep your feet dry in spring as you enjoy wildflowers like Spring Beauty and White 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.    

Walking your pet             

Father and daughter walk their dog in Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee does allow dogs, however they have to be controlled on a leash (maximum 3 m or 10 feet) and under physical control at all times to reduce any possible threat to wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Please remember to stoop and scoop. Bag dispensers are provided at popular trail heads. Dogs are allowed in all areas of the park including the Visitor Centre, beaches, and the shuttle to the tip.