The Pelee Island Waterfront Trail is a 28km circular route, following close to the Lake Erie shoreline all around the island. The route travels quiet country roads, through small hamlets, farmland, vineyards and natural areas, and has equal sections that are paved and unpaved. The Waterfront Trail also connects to the islands’ Ecological Trail System, providing access to beaches, forests, sand dunes, marshes and alvars found nowhere else in Canada

The Pelee Island Waterfront Trail is open all year. The most interesting times to enjoy the trails will be during the spring and fall bird and butterfly migrations.  Visitors should be cautioned, there is an annual fall pheasant hunt on the Island occurring in part of October and November.

Ferry service to Pelee Island is from Kingsville and Leamington Ontario (approximately 1 ½ hours), and from Sandusky Ohio (approximately 1 ¾ hours). For schedules contact Pelee Island Transportation

Pelee Island Waterfront Trail is part of the longer Great Lakes Waterfront trail.  Here is a link to the trail maps of Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.  Pelee Island Waterfront Trail map is Map 17B

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.


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Length: 28 km.
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed, Natural, and Paved
Trail use: Hiking and Cycling
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.
Fees: None reported

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: None reported.

Township of Pelee Municipal Office 1045 West Shore Road, Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada N0R 1M0 (519) 724-2931 / 1-866-889-5203

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 41.7612740
Longitude: -82.6896150