Peche Island is an uninhabited island, obtained by The City of Windsor in 1999. The natural park is home to many walking trails and can be reached through a boat. Tours are run on regular intervals, ferry rides give a beautiful view of The Detroit City and it is always fun exploring the various local flora and fauna of the region.
Founded in 1995, The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is located in the west end of the city and is dedicated to preserving aircraft that have been significant contributors to aviation history. Not only is the museum home to a Lancaster Bomber, but one can also find a restored Havilland DH.98 Mosquito which was one of the first Canadian-built Mosquito bombers to be introduced in World War II. Other aircraft at the museum include Boeing Stearman and De Havilland Chipmunk. If you are an aircraft or war history enthusiast, visiting the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association will certainly not disappoint.
Located on the banks of Detroit River, the Dieppe Gardens were named so after the members of the Canadian military who died after landing at Dieppe, France during World War II. Besides boasting of monuments to the Canadian Air Force, Navy and Military, the park also features a Peace Beacon. Waterfalls and ponds add to the aesthetic appeal of the gardens as well. Other features of the park include picnic benches and tables, concession stands and a launch site for cruise ships. Whether you are in the mood to soak up the fresh summer breeze, take leisure strolls or simply enjoy scenic river views, head to the Dieppe Gardens.
The Jackson Park is a lovely tourist attraction that boasts of several monuments, blooming tulips, fountains and much more. In addition to its beauty, the park is a popular outing spot amongst the locals as well and is well-facilitated with paved pathways to enjoy quiet walks on a relaxing day. If you are a sports enthusiast, you can enjoy games like basketball, tennis, football, cricket and more as the park is equipped with grounds and pitches for the same. So, enjoy a day with your loved ones at Jackson Park.
The Windsor Riverfront is a great place to take a walk along the Detroit River, go for a run or a bike ride or simply enjoy the view of the skyline across the river. At one time it used to be a group of smaller parks connected seamlessly together. There is a bicycle trail that extends from the Ambassador Bridge at Riverside Drive to Lincoln Street with a distance of 5 miles (8 kilometers).
Originally a town, Walkerville today is regarded as Windsor's heritage precinct that was incorporated into the city. Credited to Hiram Walker, the town was planned to be a model town. One of the earliest establishments here was a distillery and as time passed on, the automotive industry followed. Today, the neighborhood is lined with shops, eateries and pathways that provide a relaxing atmosphere.
Nestled in the historic town of Amherstburg, the Amherstburg Freedom Museum is a must visit for those wishing to learn more about Ontario's African American history. The museum's curated collection shines the history on personal narratives of those who struggled to build the Underground Railroad that helped thousands escape slavery. A major destination for those looking to escape oppression, the town has played a significant role in Black History. Explore the museum complex and discover places of interest like the Taylor Log Cabin and Nazrey Church.
The Amherstburg Royal Naval Dockyard is the site where shipping vessels were built. General Hope, Candem, HMS Lady Prevost and many other ships were built here. It was also used as a base during the War of 1812, and is now declared as the National Historic Site of Canada.
Located on the eastern bank of the Detroit River in Canada's Amherstburg, Park House was once home to a family of Loyalists. The house was originally built in 1796 in Detroit, Michigan at the origin of the Rouge River. Following the American Revolution, when this land was declared a part of the United States, the owners dismantled the structure and transported it to Malden in Amherstburg in 1798, where this beautiful home has stood ever since. Park House Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the local history and culture of the region.
Built by the British force in the beginning of 19th Century to protect the Canadian borders from American attack, Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada is located along the river Detroit in Amherstburg. Today, the site comprises four buildings dating back to 1840 and an interactive exhibit that will help you take you back to the time when it served as an outpost for the British empire.
The Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse marks the entrance to the Detroit River from Lake Erie. The lighthouse was constructed in 1836 to the excitement of the trading vessels that made their way through the treacherous area. James Hackett volunteered to be the first lighthouse keeper on the island, and while his position was initially temporary, he was officially appointed the keeper of the lighthouse shortly after taking up residence at the site. In 1870, Hackett's son Andrew took over the position of head lighthouse keeper. Throughout the many years that the Hackett family resided on the land, the lighthouse was considered to be the brightest in all of the Lake Erie vicinity. While the Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse and Blockhouse is not open to the public, visitors are welcome to view the site from the Amherstburg Ontario shores of the Detroit River.
The East River Road, above the North Hickory Canal, is home to the monumental bridge. It connects the Gross Ile township in Michigan to the Hickory island in the south. The bridge was constructed in 1945 and stands as a stern structure even today. Its area is approximately 0.9 acres (0.36 hectares) and it is 64 feet (20 meters) long. The strong concrete railings and embellishments add to its aesthetic beauty. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.