Harrow/Colchester Explore the Shore of Lake Erie
Colchester, located on scenic County Road 50, has a lovely beach, playground, boat launch and harbour with direct access to the best walleye fishing in Lake Erie. Visitors can “explore the shore” by following County Road 50 through lush beauty of the Carolinian zone that produces much of Ontario’s soft fruits. Farms, orchards and wineries offer tours and samplings of their delicious products.
The Essex Pelee Island Coast (EPIC) Wine Route joins vintners between the towns of Maidstone, Amherstburg, Colchester, Harrow, Kingsville, Pelee Island and Leamington. The burgeoning wineries in the viticultural regions of Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island welcome visitors to tour wineries and sample superb wines. A combination of mild climate, rich soil and talented wine-makers produces some of the finest wines, ice wines and fruit wines in Canada.
John R. Park Homestead is a restored 19th century pioneer farm located at Iler Road near Oxley. Visitors can view an historical audio-visual presentation and chat with costumed interpreters at the kitchen fireplace, the blacksmith shop and heritage garden. See the workings of a steam engine-powered sawmill or tour the smokehouse, ice house and museum gift shop. Guests may enjoy the 19-acre conservation area, nature trail, beach, boardwalk and picnic area. The homestead holds festivals each year.
The village of Harrow, located north of Colchester, has numerous visitor services. The community is linked to Windsor and Kingsville by the Chrysler Greenway Trail, which provides a traffic free corridor for cycling and walking through verdant countryside.