Family picnicking at Holiday Beach


Plan your outing around a picnic or take a break from all the other fun activities that you can enjoy at these Conservation Areas and break open the hamper. Find a picnic table and a barbeque, or just choose an attractive spot and throw down a blanket. Planning a big group event? Consider the beautiful picnic area at Holiday Beach. The Windsor-Essex region is the most southerly and therefore generally the warmest part of Canada – ideal for picnicking!

Where to Enjoy this Activity

Cedar Beach Conservation Area
What could be better than a picnic with friends and family on a sandy beach overlooking Lake Erie?

Cedar Creek Conservation Area
Enjoy a picnic at this picturesque and tranquil Conservation Area at the water’s edge or among the trees. Picnic tables available.

Chrysler Canada Greenway
With 50 kms of trail to explore you can plan your picnic at the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion in Oldcastle, Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Ruthven, or somewhere in between. You may need several picnics! Picnic tables available at Community Entrances.

Crystal Bay Conservation Area
Throw your anchor into the clear, sheltered waters of Crystal Bay Conservation Area, watch the world go by and relax for the afternoon with your hamper of goodies!

Devonwood Conservation Area
Visit this shady woodland area to get away from the city heat and relax with friends and family. Picnic tables available.

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
With picnic tables near the nature centre and 5 kms of trails, this is an attractive natural area to enjoy lunch and plenty to explore while walking it off. Picnic tables available.

Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Grab a picnic table right on the beach and enjoy the view of Lake Erie while you eat, or position yourself in the shade under the trees. Use one of the barbeques and grill yourself a spectacular meal!  Picnic tables available.

John R. Park Homestead & Conservation Area
Surround yourself in history and enjoy the view Canada’s South Coast while enjoying a bite to eat. Picnic tables available.

Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area
Retreat to the shade for a relaxing afternoon outdoors. Picnic tables available.

Maidstone Conservation Area
Sheltered by windbreakers this natural area has the space for picnics and games and has some great trails to explore through the trees. Picnic tables available.

McAuliffe Woods Conservation Area
A lovely woodlot to explore.  Surrounding amenities owned by the Town include a playground, tennis courts and a pavilion. Pack a picnic and stay a while!

Petite Côte Conservation Area
Work up an appetite on a leisurely stroll to the viewing tower. Picnic tables available.

Ruscom Shores Conservation Area
With an open grassed area near the parking lot, there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax, and if you feel like some activity you can always walk the trail to the tower and enjoy the view. Pavilion and picnic tables available.

Tremblay Beach Conservation Area
This Conservation Area has a perfect shady picnic area with tables among the trees, not far from the sandy shoreline. Picnic tables available.

White Sands Conservation Area
Drop your anchor, kick up your feet and bring out the sandwiches!


  • Take sunscreen, mosquito repellent and plenty of drinking water, as well as your picnicking goodies!