Best Spring Activities in Windsor-Essex

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Best Spring Activities in Windsor-Essex

Despite the rising humidex, spring is a wonderful time in Windsor-Essex. Flowers are in bloom, patios opening, and walkers enjoying the sunshine and perfect breeze coming off the Detroit River. Even when the temperature starts to rise there are still plenty of ways to soak up all the season has to offer.

Regardless of which activities and adventures you take on, always be mindful of the heat. Wear plenty of sunscreen and bring ice water on your travels, or try to stay inside during the hottest parts of the day. When the weather’s right and you’re ready to get out of the house, you can’t miss these awesome local activities.

Visit one of the area’s numerous parks

There are over 200 park areas in Windsor and each has its own unique attractions. If you’re looking for the perfect place to play sports we’ve got spaces for that. Want to people watch with your bestie? We’ve got lots of great areas that are perfect for sitting down and catching up. Some of our parks have pools, community centres, play units, and even splash pads. Click here to see which spaces you can explore!

Spend time at a nature centre

While Point Pelee Provincial Park, Pelee Island, and Ojibway Park are the region’s most prominent natural areas there are plenty of others, such as the Devonwood Conservation Area, that have lots to offer. Full of luscious foliage, a plethora of wildlife, walking/bike paths, and more, you’ll find that spending time outdoors is a blast in Windsor-Essex!

Book a wine tour

Whether you’re a self-confessed wino or just enjoy a glass here and there, you can’t miss our local wineries! Nestled in the county, they’re worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With these great local tour companies you can experience our wineries first-hand without worrying about directions, parking, or finding a friend to drive.

Whether you want to bike it or drive it, a Windsor-Essex wine tour is a fun way to learn about the area and let loose with friends.

See a sporting event

Watching the Windsor Spitfires and the Windsor Express are great ways to show your team spirit during the colder months. But during the spring there are plenty of other great teams to see too! Why not see a St. Clair College baseball game? Or, if you want to stay out of the heat, you can catch an upcoming swimming competition at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre. There are always plenty of sporting events to cheer about in Windsor-Essex!

Go to a festival or participate in an event

Now that it’s spring Windsor-Essex has plenty of festivities and events going on. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be found everywhere in the region. Some have even won awards on a national scale! Here are just a few examples of the ones you can attend before the season wraps up:

  • 7th Annual Windsor Ribfest and Craft Beer Market (June 1st – 3rd, Riverfront Festival Plaza)
  • Ribs and Ragtime (June 2nd, Amherstburg Freedom Museum)
  • Art in the Park (June 2nd and 3rd, Willistead Park)
  • LaSalle Strawberry Festival (June 7th – 10th, Gil Maure Park)
  • Poutine Feast (June 7th – 10th, Riverfront Festival Plaza)
  • Stroll the Street (June 8th, Belle River on the Lake)

For a full list of festivals and events in our region, check out 

Celebrate the warm weather by seeing what’s going on in one of Ontario’s most vibrant communities. There’s so much to discover!





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