Healthy parks help make healthy people, and recreating in natural spaces has proven physical, mental and spiritual health benefits. Natural areas such as ERCA’s 19 publicly accessible conservation areas also provide places for regional residents to live healthy and active lifestyles that can reduce health risks like stroke and diabetes. Physical activity, especially in a peaceful, natural setting, can help to reduce stress, promote fitness and reconnect with family and friends. Visiting natural areas was also identified as one of the top activities in which tourists like to engage in the Essex Region.

For more information about trails around the region, please click here for an online version of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island Trail Guide

Recreation Activities

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Biking Bird Watching Boating Camping Fishing
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Heritage Exploration Hiking Picnicking Cross Country Skiing Swimming