Provincial Parks
National Historic Sites
National Parks of Canada
Conservation Areas
History of Ontario
More Cities & Towns
  Amherstburg
  Blenheim
  Chatham
  Dresden
  Forest
  Grand Bend
  Leamington
  Pelee Island
  Petrolia
  Point Edward
  Sarnia
  Tilbury
  Wallaceburg
  Walpole Island
  Wheatley
  Windsor
Home Things To Do Regions & Maps Accommodations Search Contact

Wheatley, Ontario

Wheatley is nestled within Carolinian forests on the shore of Lake Erie. Prior to the arrival of the white settlers the area contained a population of Indians known as Neutrals. The Neutral Indians were considered experts in the carving of arrowheads, spear points and tomahawks. The flint beds located along the shores of Lake Erie provided the hard stone building material.

The beginning of construction on the southwestern portion of the Talbot Road took place about 1818. During the first decade of the nineteenth century, Col. Mahlon Burwell, the chief surveyor, was hired by Col. Thomas Talbot, a British officer and a land developer, to supervise the construction of the road, which eventually stretched over three hundred miles along the shoreline of Lake Erie in Southern Ontario. When completed, the road was said to be the best in Ontario.

As soon as the Talbot Road was completed, settlers began to arrive, taking up their Crown lands. Richard Wheatley was the first to locate near the Essex – Kent County Line, arriving in 1832 from England. His property was on Lot 218, Talbot Road south in Essex County. The area continued to prosper as relatives and friends of the first families arrived to settle in this new land of opportunities.

Today Wheatley boasts some of the best bird watching in Ontario. Wheatley Provincial Park and two nearby conservation areas draw thousands of birds every year. There are several nature trails in the area and a nine hole golf course. Fishing is a popular pastime and Lake Erie provides an abundance of perch and walleye for the angler.

More Exciting Southern Ontario Destinations . . .

  Brentwood on the Beach
Lake Huron & Georgian Bay Coastlines
Bayfield, Overlooking Lake Huron, luxury, nine roo ...
  The King George Inn and Conference Centre
Niagara - World Wonder & Wine Country
Port Colborne, Offers guests unique dining and sleeping ...
 

Toronto West KOA Kampground
Ontario's Golden Horseshoe
Campbellville, Discounts to Toronto attractions, tours, ...

 

Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival
Niagara - World Wonder & Wine Country
Voted Top 50 Festivals. Featuring over 140 juried artisans, ...

     
Home | Things to Do | Regions & Maps | Accommodations |Search | What's New | Contact
Website content is the property of Southern Ontario Tourism Organization and is subject to copyright @2013