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Essex Conservation Area, Ontario

Big Creek Conservation Area

Big Creek is situated west of Harrow and south of Amherstburg. Highway 20 crosses the creek. Big Creek was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) because of its annual fall migration of raptors.

Cedar Beach Conservation Area
Cedar beach Conservation Area is at the mouth of Cedar Creek, which can be accessed from County Road 23, just south of County Road 20. From Hwy #3 take County Road 23 (Arner Town Line) south and turn east onto County Road 50. Cedar Beach is a short distance down the road.

Cedar Creek Conservation Area
From Hwy #3 take County Road 23 (Arner Town Line) right and go just south of county road 20.

Greenway Conservation Area
Greenway Conservation Area is actually a abondaned railway line that has been converted into a multi use recreational trail. There are many entrances to the trail.

Devonwood Conservation Area
Devonwood is located in the City of Windsor on Division Road just north of Cabana Road.

Hillman Marsh Conservation Area
From Windsor take Highway #3 to Leamington. Take Oak Street approximately 7 km east of Leamington. The main entrance to Hillman Marsh is located on County Road 37 at the 2nd Concession Road.

Holiday Beach Conservation Area
Holiday Beach was designated an Important Birding Area (IBA). Each fall the migration of thousands of hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons and other birds of prey concentrate in the area before heading across the Detroit River towards warmer, more southerly destinations for the winter. To get to Holiday Beach travel County Road 20 to Malden Centre then go south on County Road 50 to Holiday Beach.

John R. Park Conservation Area
The Homestead is located on the shore of Lake Erie between the towns of Kingsville and Colchester at 915 County Road 50 at Iler Road.
From Windsor to the John R. Park Homestead:
1.Follow Huron Church Road south and east, away from the Bridge, until it divides into Highway 3 or 401;
2.Take Highway 3 and continue for approximately 15 minutes;
3. Look for the intersection with County Road 23, Jones Furniture is on this corner;
4. Turn right (south) on Road 23. Follow Road 23 to the second stop sign;
6. Turn right on Road 50;
7. Continue to 915 County Road 50, on the left, blue sign.


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