Leamington Take a LOOK at Leamington
Yes, that is a giant tomato housing the information booth in uptown Leamington! Leamington is Canada’s “Tomato Capital” and has the largest concentration of greenhouses in North America. Roadside stands sell abundant, fresh produce during summer and fall, while the vibrant business sector offers a variety of specialty shops, dining and accommodations. A diverse range of services along with the mildest climate in Ontario and recreation facilities such as the refurbished Municipal Marina and the Kinsmen Recreation Complex, have rated Leamington one of the best towns to live in. The waterfront is also part of a recreational trail system. Point Pelee National Park and local conservation areas also have substantial trails to explore natural environments that attract flocks of birds and birders alike every year. Seacliff Park, near the end of Erie St. South, has a wooded picnic area, accessible playground, “tomato” splash pad, paved walkways and sandy beach near the dock where the ferry departs to Pelee Island and Sandusky, Ohio from April thru July. (Service continues from Kingsville for the rest of the season.) A lovely promenade runs between the ferry dock and the immaculately landscaped marina where visitors can enjoy regular, scheduled entertainment on summer weekends. The promenade is dotted with historical plaques that describe the numerous shipwrecks found offshore. The refurbished Arts Centre exhibits local and international art in the gallery. The Centre also houses the Heinz Memorabilia collection and ErieQuest nautical heritage display of artifacts, photos and shipwreck charts. The shop features fine artisan works, local interest books and Heinz souvenirs.